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Can App-V be used to prevent software piracy?

I would like to deploy an expensive proprietary software to users in a Remote Desktop environment (users are only using RDP to connect to our servers). I would like to allow them to run and use the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 CALs and license distribution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? When buying Windows Server 2008 R2 edition, I am offered 5 standard CALs (can be used either device or user based). ...
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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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Get a list of the licences of all packages on Ubuntu system [closed]

I want to check what licenses all the packages on my system is running under. It seems like this information is located in /usr/share/doc/package/copyright However this file seems like it does not ...
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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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How would Microsoft know that my MS SQL Server is Genuine and properly licensed?

All I have is just a Word Document inside the CD. My company purchased an SQL Server a long time. We contacted the ex-employee and he mentioned to us that the license can be found inside the SQL ...
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Is One CAL enough if only one Windows Service is doing all SQL Queries for Multiple Users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installed on a server. The license is 5 CAL I have a three tier solution viz ...
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Why doesn't Microsoft electronically stop unlicensed CAL users? [closed]

Imagine this Scenario. Say you purchased SQL Server 2008 under a 5 CAL License. A sixth person makes a query from his machine (e.g. through a VBScript). Why doesn't Microsoft put restrictions in the ...
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Cisco ASA 5505 :: Techniques for limiting consumed hosts (max 10 with base license)

Was not aware that ASA 5505 base license restricts number of concurrent hosts to 10 (RTFM, I know). Running a "show local-host" I see my host count at 8, a bit too close for comfort with a production ...
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sql server licencing (How many cal) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My asp.net web app is using one sql server account to work. i need to buy sql server standart edition. i wonder to ...
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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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Exchange 2010 Enterprise CAL

I feel kind of silly asking this question but I can't seem to find on how to check if I have enterprise CAL installed on Exchange 2010. If I don't have one activated/installed, how do I activate ...
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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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Automatically accept License Agreements for 3rd party software?

I am running a Windows Server 2008 R2 server in our company. We create a log of accounts for our users which only use the server for a few days. We ae facing the issue that each new user has to ...
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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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how to change sql server product key

my version of sql server 2008 Enterprise edition has expired and I have a new key how to change the old key without uninstall or any modification to the installed server or instances.
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ESXi 4.1 licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a server running ESXi 4.1 with an expired evaluation license. I tried to register a free license with VMware, ...
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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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Accessing Acer SNID via Windows WMI?

Dell have been really helpful in making their desktop and laptop serial numbers available via WMI. Has anyone had any success in finding similar information about Acer computers, especially the SNID, ...
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how to organise visio and project installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Our company has maybe 10 users who require Visio and Project but only on an occassional basis. It would seem like ...
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Exceeding the DB size limit on SQL Server Express in READ_ONLY [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If my database is larger than 10GB and I'm using it in READ_ONLY mode, will I be violating the licensing agreement ...
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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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Which Windows 2008 License should I buy to virtualize it on Vmware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I need to install Windows 2008 Standard as a virtualized operating system. Which license should I buy to spend less ...
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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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Which media was used to install Windows 7

I need to find out if a deployment of Windows 7 to a network was done with OEM, Retail, Volume or VL (VLK) media. I need to know which product was used in case it is what is causing some licensing ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2000 Terminal Server to 2003 R2

I have a Windows 2000 Terminal Server and I need to upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2. What path do I need to take to do an in-place upgrade? My only choice is an in-place upgrade in this scenario. Do ...
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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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Is a hard drive's serial number globally unique?

On Linux I can use smartctl to get a hard drive's vendor, model, firmware revision and serial number: # smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 5.40 2010-07-12 r3124 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build) ...
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Can VMWare ESX(i) pull the serial numbers of the physical hard drives of its physical host?

I just inherited a medium-scale Virtual Environment of just over 100 VMs on three different networks. Unfortunatly, my predicessor did not inventory the physcial hard disks utilized in my 19 physical ...
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View Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server License Count

How can I view how many Terminal Server licenses are installed on a Windows Server 2000 machine? Normally you would look in Administrative tools -> Terminal Server Licensing, but there is not an entry ...
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Physical to virtual, Unable to Re-Activate windows since it's Windows XP OEM. Willing to pay, what are my options? [closed]

I need to virtualize an IBM Laptop that one of the engineers at my company uses. The hardware is on it's last legs and setting up a new computer from scratch is not an option as it'd be too time ...
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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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SQL Server Costs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I`ve been looking on the web for quite a long time to find out the pricing for SQL Server. Microsoft makes you ...
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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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I have a KMS/MAC key for Excel 2010, where can I download the media? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I need to get the stand alone version of Excel 2010 installed on a server. I have the KMS/MAC key for it but I can't ...
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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 ...