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Out of date VM tools - issue with MS licencing.

I had an issue recently, where vmware tools on a production server, went out of date and caused the server in question to become unlicensed, I noticed this completely by accident.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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Windows virtual desktop licensing [duplicate]

Can a Windows Professional or Home Premium license be used for a guest virtual machine? I would like to set up several Windows virtual desktops for a small company using a non-Microsoft hypervisor ...
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1answer
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Windows Server and SQL Server Licenses [duplicate]

I have the following servers: PROD: 2 x web servers (content delivery) 1 x cms server 2 x database servers (SQL) UAT: 1 x web server (content delivery + cms) 1 x database server (SQL) I'm a ...
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2answers
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Microsoft software product keys finder [closed]

We have to give to Microsoft all our Microsoft software installations with product keys. Is there a software that can scan a network, or at least that it can be started from command line and save ...
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2answers
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KMS Activation count w7 ent

On my KMS host (Windows Server 2008 R2), when i do a slmgr.vbs /dli, I dont see any Current Count fied, i only see this: Name: Windows Server(R), Server Standard edition Description: Windows ...
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3answers
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Is there a relation between MS SQL Server client licenses and performance

I have a customer who has an .Net application running on MS SQL Server 2008, supplied by our company as a part of Microsoft Small Business Server. He started off with around 5 users, and hence we had ...
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1answer
640 views

Windows Server 2008 CALs for Windows Server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Our existing setup has 3 servers running on Windows Server 2008 and there are 75 users in the office. We have a ...
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1answer
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Windows Server 2008 License Mismatched With Version [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm working with a small business' server that has started displaying messages about their copy of Windows not being ...
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2answers
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VMware: Make applications see Windows VM as bare metal

In a virtual environment using VMware, I want to setup a Windows license server. Unfortunately, the vendor's license server refuses to run on a VM; it must be installed on a physical machine. Since ...
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1answer
145 views

Central management of Microsoft licenses

We're in the process of consolidating all our developer systems into a single windows domain and auditing all our internally used software. For Microsoft software is there any tool/tools to allow ...
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2answers
153 views

Under what license cloud providers offer windows instances? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am wondering which license does those cloud providers use for their windows instances they provide? I mean suppose ...
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1answer
999 views

windows server CLT vs CAL [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? What's the difference between windows server CAL and CLT license for attached workstations? For example i have ...
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1answer
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Is it legal to install WIndows 7 Professional (OEM) on VMWare? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I recently heard that Microsoft allow you to install OEM version of windows 7 into Virtual Machine. I'm not 100% sure ...
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1answer
2k views

Display or install Windows product key on command line

We are currently in the process of setting up several Windows HPC clusters using Windows 2008 HPC R2. We would like to be able to perform Windows licensing commands across the clusters via the ...
2
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1answer
131 views

General questions regarding CALs and WS 2003 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a few questions regarding CALs and Windows Server 2003: 1 - what happens if you join more computers to the ...
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1answer
108 views

Use Windows Software with the least amount of Windows OS licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? So as we slowly move towards web applications my company still has some legacy Windows applications we need to ...
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1answer
664 views

Upgrade Windows web server 2008 64 bit to Windows server 2008 R2 standard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a server running on windows web server 2008, SP2(64 bit). I want to upgrade it to windows server 2008 R2 ...
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1answer
129 views

Which microsoft licenses do you need for a windows network using office and sql server? [closed]

windows server for each server windows desktop for each desktop office for each desktop sql server for each server cals for exchange, sql, windows network, remote desktop what else?
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Are there any corporate antivirus solutions that are not license based?

Does anyone know of any corporate anti-virus solutions available for a Windows environment that is not license based? Everything I have ever seen is either client or user license based, plus the ...
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2answers
229 views

Windows web server for in-house apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hi, Ms site for Windows Web Server 2008 R2 states that it's only licensed to server internet-facing web apps. What ...
0
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1answer
79 views

windows 2003 server licence issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I have a 2003 R2 std OEM English Licence Can I use it in the same machine, but installing from a spanish std retail ...
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2answers
120 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 Bulk Activiation

Is there a way to activate a group of Windows 2008 R2 Servers without logging into each one and typing the key? This will be the same key for all the servers and they are all on Active Directory (So ...
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1answer
440 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Evaluation To Standard

If I am running the 180 evaluation of Server 2008 R2 Standard then wish to purchase the full product will I have to reinstall or will the evaluation activate using my key and all will be well till the ...
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1answer
886 views

VMWare - Windows XP guest licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If I have a VMWare ESXi server with 4 Windows XP guests running on it, I understand that I need a separate license ...
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1answer
446 views

Difference b/w connecting to SQL Server from ASP.net and Desktop application In terms on CAL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Why purchasing a Client Access License (CAL) for every device that accesses your server is not needed in web? If I ...
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1answer
238 views

Two questions for MS SQL CE - commercial use and remote access

I am sorry but I was unable to find the answers. I know SQL CE is free. But is it free for commercial applications? Or is it free for commerical services that are not sold but are used for profit? ...
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Ethics and Windows License Stickers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've come by some older laptops and want to re-install windows on them. (See my related question on an easy way to ...
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3answers
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Expired Windows Server 2008 trial remote activation

I have a remote server which has an expired license. I can't currently add the new license because of a licensing server error so I need to reboot the machine. My question is will I be able to remote ...
2
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4answers
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Media / Printed material needed for Upgrade Compliance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If we are buying new or used Windows FPP (Retail), we make sure we keep the Media, EULA, Manual, and License. ...
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3answers
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Windows Licensing for Virtual Machine (VirtualPC) Usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're looking to implement a continuous integration/build machine process that will build our product and deploy ...
2
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4answers
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Windows Web Server 2008 License Key

I just bought a fresh retail copy of Windows Web Server 2008 from newegg the other day for a small web server I'm setting up at home. Went to install it, and it told me the license key was invalid. ...
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3answers
262 views

Is there anything like BizSpark for non software startups?

I'm trying to figure out how to build a decent IT infrastructure for a new business on a budget and I was wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas on how to build a Windows IT infrastructure cheaply ...
2
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3answers
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Terminal Services License Server will only issue temporary licenses

I have a Windows 2003 machine as a license server and two Windows 2000 servers running Terminal Services. For some reason I can't fathom, the license server will only issue temporary licenses. If I ...
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3answers
397 views

Licensing of Windows in backed-up virtual machines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If I have a development environment running in (for example) three VMWare virtual machines, each one containing a ...
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5answers
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Dell OEM XP downgrade Keys

I am working with a small company that purchases the XP downgrade when they order there computers from dell. They then apply an image to the systems, and need a CD key when it is finished. ...