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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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Will Microsoft offer a grace period for the April 1, 2015 SQL Server “core grant” deadline? [duplicate]

We're currently running an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on a 6-core single-CPU server. We had Software Assurance at the time of purchase, which gave us a license for SQL Server 2012 when ...
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What Microsoft Server Versions should i use in a small company? [duplicate]

I plan to replace a server in a small company. It mainly runs a MSSQL-based ERP and a CAD/ECM software. Email/Calendar is in the cloud. When replacing the old server I plan to have those two ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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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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Will removing a KMS Host impact the Clients assigned a licence from this machine?

Background: After appearing to have an issue with Windows licence failing on a number of our machines randomly, we have come to realise that there are a lot of incorrectly registered KMS hosts on the ...
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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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Deploying and Managing Windows in a Lab Environment [duplicate]

With a set of resources that will be re-imaged over and over again in a lab environment: What licensing scheme (if any) will allow us to re-image a set of windows machines in an automated fashion ...
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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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Change dnserror.htm page when cannot locate website in Internet Explorer via Group Policy

When you type in a URL in Internet Explorer and it cannot be located via DNS it loads dnserror.htm from a .DLL in C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ieframe.dll.mui. I have read that you can use a program ...
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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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Finding an Exchange 2010 License Key

Does anyone know if it is possible to find out what license key was used to install Exchange 2010? I want to move Exchange to a new virtual server, but to do this I will need to reinstall Exchange ...
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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 ...
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After fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation, the evaluation period is expired?

Just finished building out a VM on an ESXi host 5.1. I already have 2 vms running on it, one is Windows Server 2012 (not R2) evaluation with 132 days left, and the other is a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM ...
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Old SQL installation media

We have MSSQL Server 2008 R2 licenses. We have an Action Pack subscription, which provides us SQL 2014. But we just need the installation media for 2008 R2 so that we can install Reporting Services. ...
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SBS 2011 CALs and Server 2012 / 2012 R2 [duplicate]

I found this: Q. I want to have additional servers running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in my SBS 2011 Standard domain. Do I need additional CALs to access those servers? A. ...
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do all type of sql server license have SA account? [duplicate]

We are trying to upgrade our sql server from 2005 to 2012. we got some offers for different type of license from some resellers. the only thing I'm not sure now is, there's one type core license with ...
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How it possible to remove license from ESXi?

We have an existing ESXi 5.1, that we want to backup with Veeam. Veeam works only with free version, which actually fine by us as the server underused. Is there any way to remove the existing ...
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Adding another RemoteApp server to existing domain

Just a simple question. We presently have one Windows 2008 R2 RemoteApp server in place and all is licensed and working well. We are now in process of adding another RemoteAPP server to our existing ...
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Terminal Server Licensing (per device) in a dual boot environment: 1 or 2 licenses per PC? [duplicate]

in our company I have a few computers that are already Windows 7 clients to a Windows Server 2008 R2 but are now supposed to receive an additional Linux installation as a dual-boot option. The ...
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Out of date VM tools - issue with MS licencing.

I had an issue recently, where vmware tools on a production server, went out of date and caused the server in question to become unlicensed, I noticed this completely by accident. The following ...
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SQL2008R2Std Maximum RAM per instance

In this page : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143685%28v=sql.105%29.aspx It's written that SQL 2008R2 Standard supports 64GB of RAM, but is it per instance? For SQL2012 (here : ...