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Red Hat Software Collections 1 Beta channel has 0 packages?

I want to install PHP 5.4 on a RHEL 6.x box as described in this Red Hat blog post. I have a valid subscription and have added the channel, but a yum repolist shows a status of 0 for the channel. ...
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Can Windows Server 2008 act as a KMS for Windows 7?

I have been asked to help set up a KMS server for Windows 7 clients on a Windows Server 2008 (R1 SP2) server. Windows Server is licensed separately from Windows 7 (the volume licence is only for ...
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Does vSphere client restrict the number of cores for VMs?

We just installed it on our new server and have found that using the vSphere client we cannot create a virtual machine with more than 32 cores (Our host has 64). Is this normal behaviour? We haven't ...
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Inaccurate License Count in Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2

Had an RDS License Server malfunction, opened a case w/ MS Tech Support, they were unable to fix. Resolution was to delete license db, uninstall all RDS roles, reboot, reinstall, reboot, activate ...
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How can I downgrade Exchange 2013 to 2010?

I don't have the Exchange 2010 media but I have the 2013 media. I need to downgrade, and as far as I can tell 2013 has downgrade rights. I have a 2k3 Exchange environment. I am going to install ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter Additional License Install (4 cpu) Activate

I have a 4 x 10 core (80 threads) machine. I've installed Windows Server Datacenter 2012 and now I'm only able to use 2 CPUs. Windows Server Datacenter 2012 only allows 2 CPUs per license key. I do ...
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Legality of using Squid with --enable-ssl in production [closed]

Background: I am building a server application, deploying on Debian. I want to use Squid's accelerator modes to cache the resources generated by my server. Squid will most likely run on the same box ...
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What does Operating System Environments (OSEs) mean on System Center 2012 Licensing? [duplicate]

I was looking into System Center 2010 Licensing Details and came across with this term: # of Managed Operating System Environments (OSEs) per license Do they mean regular Operating Systems? or ...
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Can I install a Windows Server 2012 virtual server using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 with the same exact product key?

I've read everything I can find online, but I cannot find a simple answer to this question. I have Windows Server 2012 Standard installed using a volume license product key. The official product ...
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Web service for checking out / leasing a token

I run a web site on AWS that has a number of web servers (say 4 of them) running behind a load balancer. For this particular web site, I have one license key of New Relic for doing instrumentation. ...
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PXE bootable image for terminal server?

We have 300 windows xp machines on cruddy old hardware across the company. With extended support for XP ending April next year we're looking into our options. Couple of options: Replace the 300 ...
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Remote Desktop license server in different domain than VM

My targeted setup: SLAT enabled laptop w recent graphics card Win2012 Host OS w Hyper-V role DirectX 11 driver installed Win8 VM (OS is joined in my employer's domain) I RDP into the Win8 VM from ...
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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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What steps are necessary to apply an Enterprise license to an iDRAC7 that shipped with a different license?

I have an iDRAC7 that came with an Express License. I have purchased an Enterprise license. What do I need to do to activate the license on my iDRAC7?
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Windows Server 2012 inside hyper-v licensing

Looking at the licensing options for Windows Server 2012, the standard edition allows me to have two hyper-v instances. Does that mean that I can install Windows Server 2012 on them too? Since one no ...
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Windows Server 2003 to provide DHCP to devices

I will use Windows Server 2003 to provide DHCP to devices like printers and other embedded device. Is it true that I need to buy a license ? Some one say to me that I need to buy call licenses for ...
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Two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all hosts be part of same cluster/data center?

Say you have 6 hosts and two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all 6 hosts function as part of the same vCenter (cluster, data center) umbrella or is there a restriction with licensing (i.e. you'd ...
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W2K8R2 DC: CALS necessary for auth-only users? [duplicate]

I'm currently setting up a POC installation of an internally developed web application. We are testing AD auth using the Python LDAP module. My question: does every authenticating web app user need a ...
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Download SQL 2008 R2 and install remotely with key

I have the media and product key for a copy of SQL Server 2008R2, however, I can not get my CD to the server at my data center. Is there a downloadable version (or can the trial be downloaded) of the ...
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Is it allowed to temporarily install Exchange 2010 when upgrading from 2003 to 2013? [duplicate]

As most of you know, there is no upgrade path from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013. Is it allowed with MS licensing to temporarily install 2010 so that I can then upgrade to 2013 even if they only ...
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Office 2013 and Microsoft Exchange [closed]

With Office 365, can small companies avoid purchasing the mail server and the expensive Microsoft Exchange license? Will speed between the two solutions be comparable? Thanks. EDIT: I changed the ...
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Licensing dual boot Windows 8 [duplicate]

I would like to have two instances of Windows 8 Pro in the same machine, one for regular use and another for development. I'm considering either using Hyper-V or a dual boot configuration. Do I need ...
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Amazon EC2 - Change SQL Server from Standard to Web

We have a web application running on an EC2 instance that was built using the SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard AMI. We have since noticed that the cost of Standard is substantially higher than the cost ...
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Correct licensing if users have multiple AD accounts [duplicate]

When licensing User CALS for Windows Server, I have following problem (or question): Given you have 30 employees in your domain. 5 of them are administrators. Each of these administrator has two ...
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With a volume-licensed Exchange2010 DVD, can I avoid completely re-installing Exchange2010 Standard Trial?

I have installed Exchange 2010 Standard Trial edition, into our Exchange 2003 environment. And now, for licensing, I've been provided a completely separate ISO download, volume-licensed for Exchange ...
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Hardware vs software license keys in a VM environment

I am working with a vendor who is supplying a server-based application which requires licensing for activation. There are two options, software-based licensing and hardware (USB-dongle) based ...
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Microsoft Action Pack - Re-installation of software [duplicate]

My office currently has a Microsoft Action Pack (Design & Development) subscription. We get around 10 Windows 8 licenses, and an equal number of Office Professional licenses. I wanted to know ...
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MS SQL Express - Memory limitation vs. web application [duplicate]

I have web application that will be similar to forums. I plan to have few thousands+ users on this application, and i wonder if i can use MS SQL Express - here is the list of it's limitations: ...
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Microsoft SPLA licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? My company has a SPLA (service provider) license with Microsoft. I am new to the company and those before me are now ...
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Red Hat Licensing Model, a license is needed to run it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I've inherited two Red Hat servers at work. I'm planning on moving them to CentOS to avoid licensing costs. Now, the ...
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How does one aquire the installation files to go along with a volume license or their Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft?

I have a general question about how a company usually acquires the installation media needed to install software associated with volume licenses that were purchased or that they are entitled to with ...
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Windows environment license discovery

Is there some tool from Microsoft or from somebody else that can scan the network and discover the licenses keys from windows machines (Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2003, Office, SQL ...
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Windows Server 2012 Datacenter - Error 0xc004c088

I have windows server 2012 datacenter with hyper-v role. Activation works without any problem. I have found some problems to activate the operating system that runs on the same physical machine as ...
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Why does RDP Licensing, license the same device multiple times?

I've got a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm running on Win 2008 R2 Servers. I purchased 200 Device RDP/Remote App Licenses for ~200 users. We went with Device licenses, because most of the end users use the ...
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Clonezilla and multiple Activation for Office 2010

We have a large desktop deployment (approximately 2000 PCs) coming and I'm in charge in structuring the best possible manner to have the PCs installed and staged before them out to multiple ...
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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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Server 2003 saying unlicensed

I came in this morning to our windows 2003 server - running only SQL server 2005 saying it was unlicensed. When logged straight onto the box as soon as I got past the login, it popped up the click yes ...
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How to release a VMware unused license from a host? New licensing scheme?

I own VMware Essentials license (6 CPU's) One of the hosts is going to be replaced with a new one. I am having trouble removing/changing the license on that host. As you can see on the image: the ...
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Number of VMs on Windows 2012 Standard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? According to the "Windows 2012 editions" comparison here, it is possible to run "two virtual instances" with Windows ...
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Server 2008 R2 Virtual Key Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? As per Microsoft's website, when you purchase Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, you're entitled to 4 virtual machines to run ...
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Remote Desktop Licensing mode is not configured in Windows Server2012

Usualy I use RDP in Windows Server 2008 R2, and never fall in this: "Remote Desktop Licensing mode is not configured", This is a message that I get as soon as I open session in the newly installed ...
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Which version of windows to download for a serial code

I have a serial code of a Windows XP (it is on the case), but i do not know which version of Windows to download. How could i find out from the running system which version should I download? Because ...
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Windows Server Data Center Edition Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? How does the licensing model of Windows Server Data Center Edition work? According to this Microsoft page a copy of ...
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'Unlimited' free trial of Windows Server 2008 by deleting and reinstalling VM? [closed]

I am using Virtual Machine software (VirtualBox) to learn Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure (70-642). Trouble is - I'm learning at an extremely slow pace and so the trial periods of my ...
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Will a Windows 8 KMS key allow older operating systems to be activated?

To put our Windows 8 KMS key onto our KMS server running Server 2008 R2, it appears that we first need to remove the existing Windows 7/Server 2008 key. Is this the case? If so, do the new Windows ...
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Finding Windows keys in use throughout corporation

We own a lot of Windows desktop keys (XP, Vista, and Windows 7) and have documented their usage and availability. Now the documentation has fallen behind and we don't know what keys are used where. Of ...
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vCenter server with both academic and Federal licensing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Background We have two servers running VMWare Academic licensing and just purchased two more under Federal licensing. ...
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How do I check Exchange Licensing in 2007

When I open my exchange server, I see a screen that says "Finalize Deployment" and the first item is "Enter the Exchange Server Product Key". Does this mean the server is not licensed? If it is not ...
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Are Oracle Database CPU license limits enforced by software, and how do I check them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I've inherited a windows VM running Oracle Database 10g. Currently the VM has only one CPU assigned to it, but I can ...
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Bringing TechNet licensed server into production

I am currently trialling an install of Windows Server 2008R2 + SQL Server 2008 R2 using license keys from my company's TechNet subscription. If the trial is successful, I'd like to bring the server ...