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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 ...
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Licensing SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services w/ SharePoint 2010 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Here's my situation: I have 1 VM that is running SharePoint 2010 SP1. I have a different physical server that is ...
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SQL Server + Windows Server CALs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I've asked the same question on stackoverflow, but i think it suits here better since it's a problem not related to ...
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Can I run more than two VMs on Windows Server 2012 Standard if guest OSes are not WS2012? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? It is said here that Windows Server 2012 Standard allows you to install it on one 2-processor machine and run up to two ...
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VMware ESXi 5 licensing and hardware recommendation [closed]

I need to get visualization development machine where I will have a bunch of linux virtual machines that are not resource hungry. I expect that I would have around 10-15 virtual machines with 2-4 G ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 fails to launch on existing user profiles after product key change

I have a client with a small business network on a domain of around 10 computers, and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 has been installed on them for a couple months and working fine. Just ...
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Do you need a CAL if I'm only logging in as a local administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Here the scenario: I'm helping a really small business (less than 10 employees, no real administrators) migrate over ...
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How to activate Dell OEM in Hyper-V?

I've been using hyper-v to create my base images for deployment to workstations. I create them on a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running Windows Server enterprise 2008. The Dell OEM key does not ...
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Inbound TCP connection limit in Windows 7, according to the license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? According to the license agreement for Windows 7: You may allow up to 20 other devices to access software installed ...
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How do I find which Microsoft product a license key is for? [closed]

I'm sorting out all our software and licenses and I have a few empty disc sleeves from the Microsoft Action Pack which have a valid key on them but no disc, meaning there is no indication which ...
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Deactivate Win XP SP3

I'm attempting to deactivate a Windows XP SP3 install in order to test configuration scripts. I've tried to modify the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current ...
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Terminal Server 2008 Login: Access Denied on RDP Attempt

When I try to RDP into a Server 2008 Terminal Server, I get a message that says "Access Denied" and an OK button. I setup the licensing mode correctly (per user) and also have setup to allow all ...
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Reimage several of the same model PC by copying the hard disk

I have several of the same machine (Dell Precision T3500) that originally came with Windows 7 Pro (there is a Windows 7 Pro OA product key sticker on top of each one). These were initially downgraded ...
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How to update license key in SCOM 2012 after eval period expires?

Does anyone know how to update the license key for SCOM 2012 after the evaluation period expires. My scom server will not allow me to connect and will not allow me to update the key using the power ...
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How to replace a computer connected to Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services?

This is a rather embarrassingly newbie question, I think. Our regular IT guy is MIA for a while and I'm next in line, but I have no network experience. I want to replace a computer that is about to ...
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Getting slmgr.vbs output, and/or Windows licensing status reports across multiple servers

I've got a number of Windows Servers that I've recently taken ownership on, and I'm looking to do a report on how these are licensed. I know it's a mix between KMS and MAK licensing, but I'm trying to ...
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Running virtual WinXP in Win7, is there something similiar for Windows 2008 server

I'm going to get a new server probably with OS Win2008 Server. That server will run some VM. Some with Linux, others with Windows. Grant the Win2008 server license similiar rights to run e.g. ...
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Server 2008 MSDN Developer's version different from Enterprise Server 2008?

We're running VMware and I've spent a bunch of time building a template based off of our MSDN Developers copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The template was built for our development ...
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Citrix XenApp Fundamentals

I have a problem with a new install of a XenApp Citrix server. Everything was working fine, but I was setting up Citrix Access Gateway and single sign in. Now, on the main server I am getting an ...
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Do I need Windows CALs for a dedicated SQL Server database server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? This would seem an easy enough question, but I wasn't able to find any definite answer anywhere. If I'm running SQL ...
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RDS Licensing not actually licensing

I have a few RDS hosts spread over two AD domains. The RDS servers in the top domain (enets.local) are fine, they get their licenses and consume them at a healthy rate. However, the RDS hosts in the ...