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Minimal licence needed to pause/resume virtual machine via vSphere CLI

I manage VMware ESXi 4.0 server running mix of Windows virtual machines. I've installed VMware vSphere CLI in hope to pause/resume virtual machine and copy its image to NFS datastore. I've got CLI up ...
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Adding few Sql Server Standard Edition dlls in express edition. Would this terminate li [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I was reading a topic in a book regarding sending database mail in sql server. But I found that in express edition ...
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Cisco 3925/k9 sub-interface vlan support

I've got a brand new cisco router 3925/k9. I wanted to set up a router on a stick on my network, but it turns out it doesn't support vlan sub-interfaces. I did it multiple times in gns3 simulator on ...
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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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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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Server license - to purchase or not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? As an sys admins we need to provide our development team with both an integration and development environment. ...
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how does cloudstack-oss differ from cloud.com? [closed]

the commercial offering (cloud.com) differs only by support? cloudstack OSS is licensed under GPL v3, is that good for commercial usage (unmodified binaries)?
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What's the best way to deploy Windows 7 to 20 desktops? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm looking to make the move from XP to 7 and was wondering what other people have experienced. I've got about 20 ...
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Can I activate a Windows Server Trial using an OEM key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am currently running a trial of SBS 2011 Essentials that has expired. Most of the results I see for SBS 2011 on ...
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Windows Server 2008 Standard vs. Web [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm currently comparing Windows Server 2008 versions to see what to use. What i found is this, that might affect ...
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Terminal Server Licensing: This Licensing ID will expire within 90 days [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I logged into my Microsoft portal to check out if I can migrate my Terminal Services licenses from a 2003 to 2008 ...
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Migrating Citrix XanApp Standard licenses from Win 2003 R2 32 bit to Win 2008 64 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have migration question: Can I migrate Microsoft Terminal Server Licenses from Win2003 to Win2008? Can I migrate ...
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Can Exchange Server Standard handle 1000 employees? [closed]

I'm working in an organization where all users has a Standard Exchange CAL license, and Exchange Server Standard Server license is available. The organization has around 1000 users. Can we use the ...
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Any reason not to skiprearm when deploying Win7?

If you always intend to deploy within your organization, and license windows with KMS, is there ever a reason not to include skiprearm=1 in your various unattend files? Seems to let me get more use ...
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Can you operate a lmgrd license server on a linux VM?

We are running the lmgrd license server on a bare metal linux system. From my understanding, a Linux-based lmgrd uses the MAC address of the primary ethernet board as the parameter from which the ...
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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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Does this SQL Server license seem legit?

The information I'm getting from the software vendor from which my wife recently purchased her new small business's domain-specific office management software is giving me the creeps. My impression ...
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Applying the virtual licence for HyperV server

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 with HyperV. We have a virtual image dev environment running in the virtual machine, which comes under Microsoft's licensing; one real, and one virtual machine on ...
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Am I allowed to add RDC to a WinPE boot Image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am trying to emulate what a user has suggested here: Use WDS to provide a WinPE image (that contains a RDC ...
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Windows 2008 R2 — Generate new activation key for cloned machine?

We have two Windows Server 2008 R2 servers (VMs), but because of cloning the VMs, they have the same activation ID. This is causing issues with our Carbonite Pro backup, which is seeing the machines ...
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Where can I see my CAL usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're running a SBS 2011 standard edition server and have got seven employees on different full and part time ...
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2008 CALS for 2003 Term Server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? When installing 2008 CALs on a 2008 licensing server for a 2003 Terminal Server should I install them as 08s or 03s? ...
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How do SQL Server Developer Edition licenses work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We want to have a Development, Integration, and Production SQL Server at my company with about 20 developers having ...
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KMS - all clients remain in “Initial Grace Period”

I've set up KMS on a Server 2008 R2 Datacenter machine and all looks pretty good. The proper DNS entry got added and Windows 7 clients are listed on the server. They have all stayed in the "Initial ...
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How can we keep an organized inventory of server hardware, virtual guests, software licenses and associated services?

We frequently need to figure out questions like: What services would be affected if we bring down a server x? When does license x expire? Which KVM guests are on host x? Can our VMWare license ...
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ASA A/S with CSC Module requirements? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Last weekend we tryed to cluster two ASA5510 in an active / Standby szenario. Unfortunatelly it failed, because one ...
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How to change MSDN install of Win Server 2003 so it will accept a volume license key [closed]

I installed a server with the wrong media (MSDN) I should have used the volume media. I know I can do a repair install with the volume media but would like to avoid this. Does anyone know a way to ...
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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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How does KMS (Windows Server 2008 R2) differentiate clients?

I have recently installed a KMS Server in our domain and deployed 75 new Windows 7 machines using an image I made using Acronis True Image. There are 2 variations of this image rolled out currently. ...
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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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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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Cisco ASA 5505 - need more site-to-site VPNs

I'm using a Cisco ASA 5505 50-user firewall in a co-location facility. The systems at this location are performing monitoring of additional remote sites (also running Pix or ASA devices) I've ...
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License Management [closed]

I work at an architectural firm, and our users use a lot of Adobe products or AutoCAD products. We deploy most software through SCCM, and we have a finite amount of licenses to use. We need to ...
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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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Do non-IIS web servers running on Windows 2008 Server require Client Access Licenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? For web applications I would like to run a JBoss AS on a 64 Bit Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard system. Does the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Remove Product Key to Force Reactivation after Deployment

I have a VM configured with internal software that needs to be sent to an outside party for evaluation. As it stands, the user who configured it also activated the software with a company issued MSDN ...
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Can we run a mix of vSphere Standard and Advanced but still use Advanced features?

We have a vSphere cluster of 4 ESXi servers licensed for Standard. We want to purchase some Advanced licenses so that we can use the Fault Tolerance feature in vSphere, but we don't want to upgrade ...
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Can I use SQL Server tools (like Management Studio, profiler) on any number of computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have bought SQL Server Enterprise version. Can we install client tools on any number of computers to connect to ...
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From vSphere Essentials Plus Kit to 4 hosts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are thinking about getting the VMware essentials plus kit for 3 hosts, but in far future we would like to manage ...
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Clients getting sent wrong Term Serv CAL, getting Temp instead of installed CAL

I have Win Server 2008R2 with RDS role and then another 2008R2 DC that is also the license server. When I first installed the RDS server I did not have CAL licenses at the time so the users were ...
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Citrix XenApp 6, cannot connect to licenceserver

i try to install Citrix XenApp, first install Webinterface und XenApp to one Server and licence-manager to an other server. I can connect to Port 27000 on licenceserver with telnet and can go to ...
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TS 2008 Per User CAL Report

I am having an issue with a Win7 machine rdping into a windows server 2008 std TS server. I get the following error in the event log when I try logging in. Event ID 1004 The terminal server ...
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Microsoft Action Pack vs Technet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have debated for a couple of years whether or not to purchase Microsoft's Action Pack (took the tests, and ...
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Can I use the free VMWare Player for work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I was never good at reading and understanding commercial licenses, so I would like to ask a question. I just started ...
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TechNet, licensing and virtual machines (VM) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a TechNet Subscription and have (1) Windows Server 2008 product key. It says this type is MultipleActivation. ...
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Hosting Hyper-V VMs to customers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? So simple enough question really, I hope. I'm a little confused by Microsoft's licencing, go figure eh. I'm maybe ...
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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 ...
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Sharepoint Foundation License Costs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? This question keeps getting asked however I could never get a straight answer. So I'm asking it clearer: If I have ...
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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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Do I need to transfer Server license CALs to new Domain Controller during AD transition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have an old Server 2003 domain controller I'm ready to decommission. I notice in Server 2003 there is a Licensing ...