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Activate a Remote Desktop License Server without GUI

Trying to automate Windows Server 2012 R2 installation of services and configuration. I was able to install the RDS License Server Windows Feature via Powershell Add-WindowsFeature RDS-Licensing, ...
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Activate Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit under Win2012 R2

My host system is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (OEM). I installed a guest os (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit, downloaded from Microsoft) using Hyper-V. The problem is I could not activate ...
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Moving SQL 2012 Enterprise license from physical server to Azure VM

We purchased a 4-core license for SQL 2012 Enterprise back in mid-2012, without Software Assurance. At this point we would like to move the license to a VM in Azure but I can't figure out if that's ...
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Is my new Mule license.lic file compatible with my Mule 2.5 version?

I've got a Mule ESB version 2.5 running in my environment. I am aware that this version officially is EOL, but nevertheless it is a critical system which can not just be replaced with a newer version. ...
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How to properly install windows in hyper-v to use the included virtualization rights?

I have a server I am redoing for a client. I want to take advantage of hyper-v and run VMs for them. The issue is I only have one physical key for the server. However I have read that the copy of ...
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Windows RDS R2 2012 licensing (Is it always a taboo ?) [duplicate]

I know that there is many questions and requests about RDS licensing, and also know, that MS don't bite Is it not the purpose to test in a Lab and try to understand how all this marvelous work, ...
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Windows Server CAL for IIS [duplicate]

I have read numerous articles (and ServerFault answers) on CAL licencing, and thought I understand it. My understanding so far was that CAL licenses are related to users and devices directly accessing ...
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Citrix xenapp server looking to wrong IP address for the lic server after a reboot

Had an application server reboot this morning, after which, instead of pointing to the proper IP address for the license server [which is set through our computer unfiltered policy], it it looking at ...
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When using Windows RDS on Azure VM is the normal grace period of 120 days for setting up a license server valid? [duplicate]

I'm looking into replacing the use of our on-premise Windows Server 2008 R2 with an Azure VM. We currently have around 15 RDS "Device" CALs under the Open License program. According to this post and ...
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Can RDS CALs without Software Assurance be migrated from an on-premise server to an Azure VM?

I'm looking into migrating our infrastructure to the cloud, replacing the use of our on-premise server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with an Azure VM running the same. According to this licensing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade on windows 7 pro MAK activated computers? [duplicate]

Currently we have a mix of windows 7 pro OEM and windows 7 pro MAK activated computers. All of these came with a valid windows 7 or windows 8.1 professional OEM license. Is it possible to do an ...
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What is the correct way to activate a Server 2012 Guest in Hyper-V (NOT R2) with a server 2012 host using virtualization rights?

I've done quiet a bit of searching on this and can't seem to find an answer, everything seems to refer to R2 and AVMA or just simply states you are allowed 2 visualization rights and nothing else. ...
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Do I need Windows License beside CAL for Active Directory [duplicate]

I could not find an answer to this question. I am panning to deploy windows server and I am confused with the licensing. Do I need Windows License key for every machine that will be using CAL from ...
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I need to add 2nd CPU to my server running ESXi5.1, will it need to upgrade the licence too? [duplicate]

I have a server running with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz cpu, the main board have more PCI slots which I needed to use but it only works with a second CPU. here is the 2 important ...
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415 views

Upgrading from SharePoint Foundation 2013 to SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

TechNet has an article for this that start with point 1 and ends on point 2. ...
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556 views

How to Run Updates Xenserver 6.5 Free Edition

I recently installed the free version of xenserver 6.5. Right now I can run updates through xencenter which is simple and easy. I've been reading though and I've come across a few articles mentioning ...
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Is CAL licen for SQL Server [duplicate]

We have build a web application in asp.net and sql server 2014 but i was searching around and found that any who uses sql server requires a CAL. How are SQL Server CALs counted?. But what if non of ...
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Windows 2008 Server Standard with a 5 CAL pack - do CALS expire [duplicate]

Bought Windows server 2008 Standard R2 which came with a 5 CAL pack, the server has since died and been hit with a hammer. AS the OEM server license died with the hardware, what does that mean for the ...
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Windows KMS licences in a restricted network

TL;DR: is it possible to install some kind of local kms activation proxy, so the clients could only talk to the proxy, and the proxy will forward the activation request to a kms server which can not ...
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841 views

How to determine what kind of key Win7 was activated with (retail or volume license)?

I am working with a non-profit organization that just had a pallet of computers donated to them. The computers have had their hard drives wiped so there is no operating system installed. They are a ...
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Can I use SQL Server Enterprise Edition on VM Azure for production use

I have Microsoft BizSpark subscription in which I received Azure credits as well. I created a Virtual machine on it and I am planning to install SQL Server Enterprise edition which I see available ...
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Windows Licensing: Windows Enterprise [duplicate]

Can someone explain what the different is between Microsoft Core Cal and Windows Enterprise? We have an OVS with Microsoft and we've been advised that we need both of the above for all our desktops ...
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What is the correct way to add license keys to Hyper-V servers and guests?

I have a Hyper-V server and I have three 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' licenses (ROK, not VL). I am wondering with what keys must I activate what servers with? Is the following the correct method? ...
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VMware vSphere 6.0 free versus Essentials versus Open Source? [closed]

We wanted to download a trial of vsphere 6 essentials kit, but when you get a 60 day trail of vsphere, it doesnt include vcenter so you cant use the web control panel, and vmware client doesn't ...
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Ansible roles licensed A/L/GPL: infects entire playbook? [duplicate]

Curious your thoughts. There are some great Ansible roles for a project I'm working on that are licensed using the GPL family, but I'm concerned that it'll infect the whole project if I use the one ...
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855 views

How to allow more than two simultanous sessions on Azure

One of our servers is on Azure and we are remotely connecting to it. Unfortunately Azure allows only two users to be logged in at the same time. When the third user tries to log in, he is given the ...
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What are my options to run MS SQL 2012 on Amazon RDS for development if I only have MSDN license? [duplicate]

I want to run MS SQL 2012 SE BYOL on Amazon RDS under my own MSDN license but it looks like MSDN license doesn't allow me to run MS SQL unless I host it on the dedicated hardware Microsoft Volume ...
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How to get Microsoft license authentication for all machines on a network?

We have a small network (~150 desktops, ~20 servers) much of which is Linux. MS keeps wanting to audit our MS products every 3 years or so. I really don't have time to go around to 80-90 desktops and ...
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953 views

Does Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM require different install media?

I want to install an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM as a virtual machine on our VM server. Does the OEM version require me to download a different OS image that so we can install and use the ...
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318 views

Activating Issue with Terminal Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 from Action Pack

Installed a Server 2012 R2 Standard license with terminal services role from an Action Pack subscription. There are also 5 RDS CALs for this server available. Unfortunately I can't find any product ...
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246 views

Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

I have a confusing situation. I'm setting up a 2012 RDS Licensing Server for our environment. I'm checking under the RD Licensing Diagnoser to make sure everything is proper and I keep getting this ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD Licensing Issuing Multiple Temp Licenses Per Machine

I have just setup a Windows Server 2012 RDS environment with Per Device CALs. Looking at RD Licensing Manager it is handing out multiple temp CALS per machine and multiple permanent CALS per machine. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 under KVM [duplicate]

Usually I deal with Linux and other Unix-like OS, but now I have to set up Windows server to run some specific software. I can't have physical box for it, so I decide to buy and deploy Windows Server ...
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How many databases can i create per sql server license? [duplicate]

I have an enterprise edition license for my Sql Server 2008R2 and want to know how many databases can I create on it without additional licensing costs My question is not about number of databases ...
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to ...
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How can I remove “Red Hat Network Code” from the RedHat?

The question is: How can I remove "Red Hat Network Code" from the system and what this "Network Code" actually is? The background of this question is related to the RedHat subscription as according ...
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Windows Server 2012 as web server with user authentication - VL/SPLA - is it legal? [duplicate]

I've been wrapping my head around the topic for a few days now and the more I read the less I understand. Question 1: If I purchase a license for Windows 2012 Server (either ...
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What will happen if I install a 2-processor-licence on a 4-processor server with ESXi 5.5U2?

For I new setup I bought a Essentials Plus package for ESXi 5.5U2. This contains (according to the activation details): Three ESXi licenses for 2-socket-servers One vCenter license My ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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What are you allowed to run on a Free Hyper-V 2012 host? [duplicate]

I have been looking for a "layman" version of the license for the Free Hyper-V 2012, and more precisely, what services you are allowed to run on the host. The OS itself does not prevent you from ...
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Getting Cisco UCS Server's CPU Serial Numbers

I have a Cisco UCS C240 M3S server with dual CPU failure under warranty. I am trying to find both CPU serial numbers to complete the RMA request, however cannot find any serial numbers. I have tried ...
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Need to update a KMS key on licensing server

We are a college campus with a bunch (100s) of computers scattered around between labs and staff use. We've recently started getting notifications on some desktops that Windows is not activated, and ...
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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials be deployed as standalone (not in a domain)?

We purchased a new server. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials was installed by the ISV, and whenever I log in, I'm prompted to complete the post-deployment configuration, yet it appears I can only ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard + Essentials Setup for Small Office [duplicate]

We want to setup a "small" server for on of our offices (8 Client Computers, local Domain not linked). We need to have an Exchange Server. Unfortunately we cannot use SBS since its support is running ...
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How to install CAL for RemoteFX on Server 2012 Standard

I had to enable RemoteFX to be able to use a video card on my Server for Hyper-V 2012. I have ran out of the grace period for Remote Desktop Session Host Server. I have tired to install the CALs that ...
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Deploying Office 2013 Home and Business via System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

It's beginning to seem like I am chasing my tail on this one so I am going to ask the question here to see if anyone else has an answer to this. I have been trying to get SCCM 2012 setup and my ...
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Planning Citrix XenDesktops for CAD at remote site. Basic Questions / Recommendations? [closed]

I've have the following scenario: Our main business is CNC manufacturing (furniture) and I am the only Admin and Software-Developer here. Two Locations (max. connection on one of them SDSL 8/8 ...
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Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation version to Retail version

I have downloaded and installed the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation version from Microsoft's Evaluation Center website. We decided to go ahead and activate it to the full version. We bought a ...