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Unlimited desktop connections in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

I recently installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 bit) on a nice machine that's more than capable of handling 30 or so remote desktop connections at once, and this is precisely what I want to ...
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Proprietary Software licensing in Cloud environments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am in the process of setting up my company's applications on Cloud. Some apps run on a fully LAMP stack with ...
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Where can you buy a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Service license? [closed]

Only place I really could find was ebay and Amazon... both seemed a bit sketchy. I just need two.. It needs to be per-device as well.
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Position of Microsoft technologies in the web industry? [closed]

I've seen it's quite rare to see huge websites running on Microsoft technologies like Windows Server, IIS, ASP.NET, SQL Server, take by example all the "bigs" known websites (Google, Facebook, ...
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Add a licence key to SQL Server 2008 after it has been installed

I have a machine that has had SQL Server 2008 installed on it, but I forgot to enter the licence key while installing. It's now complaining that I have fifty days before it locks down, because I ...
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SharePoint - standard version enough for simple forms? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out wich version of Sharepoint (and CAL) I need. I haven't even used SharePoint yet - so please bear with me here :) From what I've read - the price jumps substantially from ...
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How do I know how many CAL (Client Access Licenses) we have?

A former employee at our company bought a number of Exchange CALs for outlook. We can no longer get a hold of that former employee and we want to make sure we have enough. We are pretty sure we need ...
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In simple language, if I install and use Sphinx (GPLv2) on my co-located server for a commercial LAMP website do I need to buy a license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Do I have to license Sphinx for a commercial website? I don't need to modify the code... just use it with MySQL.
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Can I use VMWare Server internally in my small company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Can I use VMWare Server internally in my small company for free? From the license it is not very clear.
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How to check if the license on the server is a TechNet License

I have a server machine with Windows 2008 Web Server running on it and I THINK I have been running it under the TechNet license. Now I need to turn it into a production server and I need to find out ...
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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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individual license to volume license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My company has about 100 computer each using individual licenses for Microsoft Office and Windows. We are looking to ...
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Domain and TS migration

The migration steps outlined by Microsoft in the ts migration seem to deal with moving TS to a different server on the same domain and call for adding the licensing service to another system, move the ...
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vmware esx licensing limit on vCPUs per VM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? when a server has more than 8 cores per CPU (total 16 logical procs) and ESX standard license is applied, what does ...
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Multicore license: ESX Vs Citrix Xenserver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? VMware ESX is free for upto 6 cores per CPU only Vsphere Advanced version is required for 12 CPU cores does ...
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“Upgrading” SQL Server 2008 180-day Evaluation to Licenced Standard Edition

I run into the same issue as someone who posted this question on experts-exchange.com (couldn't read the answer though as I don't have an account there): {Quote Begin} I noticed that the 180-day ...
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Windows 2008 CAL vs RDS CAL [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Looking at the Win2k8 licensing page here and it appears to me that if I want to have a server to accept Remote ...
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How are large companies handling the storing and cataloging of software installation disks?

I just started working in the IT department of a small-medium sized construction company with about 200 users. One of my responsibilities is to setup and configure all new machines that come in. I ...
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Release dates for Office 2010 in Canada

Are the Canadian Office 2010 release dates different from the American ones? I'm interested in the volume license release date in Canada. I beleive it was May 1 in USA. Are academic open licenses ...
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Microsoft CAL when using Outlook and Googls Apps Sync Tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We just migrated our email system to Google Apps. Many users still prefer to use Outlook and we're quite happy with ...
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Are licenses for OSS required when purchasing hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm a developer and while working on a project a question came up about licensing. The web application I'm working ...
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Windows Server 2003 Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm looking to get a Windows Server 2003 box in the middle of my linux network. :( I'm just concerned about CAL ...
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SQL Server 2008 lincensing question relating to web servers

We purchased SQL Server 2008 Standard licences last year under the server + device CAL licencing model. Since our server has 2 physical CPUs and only 46 clients, this option was by far the cheapest. ...
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Licensing with Technet/MSDN Server 2008 Enterprise running production VM's with regular licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm wondering about running a massive physical server with Server 2k8r2 enterprise from Technet or MSDN, running a ...
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SQL Server 2008 Trial - How many days left?

If you have SQL Server 2008 Trial edition installed, how can you find out how many days are left? It doesn't seem to be in the Help-About dialog, or anywhere obvious. edit: Ok, so it did turn out ...
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Sql-server-2008 client Access license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? case 1 : i have one user makes 10 connection from single computer, maximum number of connection at a given time = ...
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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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Adding a 2008 R2 DC to a SBS2003 R2 domain

I am planning on adding a Windows Server 2008 R2 box as a second domain controller for a client running an SBS 2003 R2 domain and have two questions. Are there any "gotchya's" involved in doing ...
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Does Exchange 2007 license allow Exchange 2003 to be installed and used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Does having Exchange 2007 license allow me to install Exchange 2003 and use it instead? (for example if system is 32 ...
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Windows 2003 SBS licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've Windows 2003 SBS and 40 CAL licenses for SBS. I also have Microsoft Exchange 2007 license for 2nd server which ...
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SharePoint 2007 licensing question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've SharePoint 2007 Enterprise installed. I recently found out I have 10 licenses for SharePoint 2007 Enterprise ...
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How many times can I reinstall SQL Server 2008 using the same product key?

I have attempted to install SQL Server 2008 twice so far, but have gotten errors. Would like to try again. Is there a limited number of times that the same product key can be used before I have ...
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What's more cost effective, Hosting your web startup on Foss or Windows? [closed]

Not coming from the windows world, I'm confused about licensing. I think my knowledge may be out of date. Before we gave up with windows web servers (IIS 2), we used to have to pay Client Access ...
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Where do you buy your Microsoft software licenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Our company needs to buy Microsoft software Licenses for our project soon and I there are so many places to buy I ...
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Windows Server 2008 / SQL 2008 Licensing for Authenticated Web Application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm trying to crunch some numbers to see what the software costs involved are for hosting an application we are ...
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MS Licensing - 3 windows machines, 30 users, how many CALs required? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm in the middle of upgrading, and purchasing licensing for 3 of our Servers. One will be a Windows Server 2008 ...
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How are SQL Server CALs counted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Running a SQL Server, as far as I understand it, you need one CAL for every user who connects to the database ...
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Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise + Linux licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I know with Enteprise we get four Enterprise virtual licenses as well as the physical license. How many Linux guests ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 Terminal Servers Licensing Requirements [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If I have a Terminal Server that is accessed by 50 users, how many keys do I need for all users to have access to ...
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What is the least expensive version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 that supports replication?

We need to purchase two licenses for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to upgrade Microsoft SQL Express 2008 so that we can mirror the two databases in two geographically dispersed locations. What is the ...
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Buying Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I want to buy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition in order to remotely install it on the server. The question is: ...
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Windows Server 2008 Licensing - Legitimate Loophole…? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a Windows server which requires many (~200) remote servers to dump stats on it. The way I understand the ...
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SQL Server Licensing in a VMware vSphere Cluster [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If I have SQL Server 2008 instances running in virtual machines on a VMware vSphere cluster with vMotion\DRS enabled ...
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Local workstation: SQL Server without 4GB limit

We need to equip a Windows XP notebook with an SQL Server database (for local use only). SQL Server Express would be great, but the database is larger than 4GB. What's the best (and/or cheapest) way ...
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Can I limit IIS to use one rather than two processors?

Our ASP.NET app uses a component that is licensed by the number of processor cores. Unfortunately, our customer wants to deploy the app onto a multi-function server (IIS, SQL Server, file server, ...
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When will it be possible to buy SharePoint 2010 licenses? [closed]

We're about to spend some money buying 2007 licenses, however over the next few years it's highly likely we'll upgrade to 2010. Is it possible to buy Sharepoint 2010 licenses now? and would these ...
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Is there a way to change the serial number in SQL server without reinstalling it?

I have a SQL Server Standard installed on a server and used my MSDN subscription to download the installation media and install it while in development and test phase. I would like to know how should ...
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Licencing relating to a standby Sharepoint stack [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're planning on having an active stack and a warm standby stack, where the sql server databases are mirrored. The ...
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mySQL license location on Redhat

We were looking fo rlicense information for mySQL that came installed on a server we purchased through dell that runs RHEL. Via our rep at Dell we were given the following link: ...
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SQL Server 2008 Web edition in a hosting plan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Do any hosting companies offer SQL Server 2008 Web edition in a hosting plan. GoDaddy for instance offers ...