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If I install vmware workstation v7 on top of v6.5, will it use the same lisence key?

If I install vmware workstation v7 on top of v6.5, will it use the same license key, or do I have to buy a v7 license?
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What type of Windows OS licenses can I use with Virtualization? [duplicate]

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Microsoft Office Volume License - Where to buy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I need to buy Microsoft Office for about 10 computers for one of my clients. Can anyone recommend where I can buy ...
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Multi comp deployment and OEM Office [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We purchased 15 machines, all the same model, OS and configuration. Each one has an OEM version of Office Basic ...
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Is it allowed to use a windows 2003 x64 standard server with a 32 Bit license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? i have got a vaild License for windows 2003 standard server 32Bit. We are changing our server (Completely new ...
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Does SQL server log shipping require a 2nd SQL license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm currently working on a high availability solution for SQL Server 2008. I have 2 servers with 1 license of ...
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Terminal Server Client Licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? We have a new software project coming in and I need some advice for client licenses. (The people who are running the ...
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Difference b/w connecting to SQL Server from ASP.net and Desktop application In terms on CAL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Why purchasing a Client Access License (CAL) for every device that accesses your server is not needed in web? If I ...
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Technet Terminal Server CAL Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? A company I contract to is considering purchasing a TechNet subscription. They seem pretty cheap, but they have a ...
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Two questions for MS SQL CE - commercial use and remote access

I am sorry but I was unable to find the answers. I know SQL CE is free. But is it free for commercial applications? Or is it free for commerical services that are not sold but are used for profit? ...
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SQL 2008 on Windows 2008 server - licensing issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm in the process of setting up a new SQL server for a web hosting company. The company hosts some 500+ websites ...
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Microsoft licensing and IT test servers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? It's pretty common to hear people recommend using a "test server" for testing everything from backup/restore to ...
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Network-wide audit / discovery / asset tracking / license tracking

I'm interested in network wide audit info, and after some recommendations: OS (mainly windows; ideally server and workstation) apps (for license tracking) etc Happy to consider free and commercial ...
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Upgrade multiple XP installs to Windows 7 via one Vista licence

If looking to upgrade a number of workstations running XP to Windows 7 is it ok to purchase one Vista license and in sequence upgrade from XP to Vista Run some tests upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ...
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SharePoint licencing required for a school portal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? In the UK the predominant operator of School Management Information Systems have product called Learning Gateway ...
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Exchange server licensing question: What are storage groups?

I'm looking at exchange licenses here: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2007/evaluation/editions.mspx What do they mean by '5 storage groups' for the standard version and how do those relate to ...
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VMware vCenter ESX host error “License assignment on the host fails”

We have a vCenter 4.0 Server with two ESX 4.0 hosts. We have a vCenter Server 4 Foundation license and a vSphere 4 Advanced 6CPU license. Licenses have been assigned to the server and hosts (each host ...
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Virtualized Processor Licencing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? As I understand it the current state of play with Per-processor or Microsoft licensing (such as SQL) is it is Per ...
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SQL Server 1 processor license on dual processor system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Can I run a 1 processor license of SQL Server on a 2 processor system without breaking the license ? I'm not talking ...
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Ethics and Windows License Stickers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've come by some older laptops and want to re-install windows on them. (See my related question on an easy way to ...
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Sql Server 2008 Web Licensing / Edition Limitations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? How is Sql Server 2008 Web licensed? When clicking on how to buy on the Microsoft pages it shows only SPLA pricing ...
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Essential Business System licensing grace period

After our initial installation and configuring we are ready to migrate users over to our EBS domain. We have installed enough device CALs to cover the organization however they must be assigned to ...
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Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server CALs and Remote Desktop

Recently we have have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on one of our development boxes at work. We have 10 Client Access Licence's for Microsoft Windows Terminal Server 2008. I'm under the impression ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise Activation

I borrowed a Windows 7 Enterprise disk from work because it hasn't been released to the general public yet and installed it on a personal machine. I got the machine all setup with my programs then I ...
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Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 - licensing issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a license for Windows Server 2008 Enterprise which I got it from the Heroes Happen Here 2008 event that I ...
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Terminal Services License Server Install Failed on Server 2008 SP2 DC

I am trying to install Terminal Services License Server on a 2008 Server Standard DC. The only roles installed on this machine are Active Directory and DNS. I went thru the Wizard and selected to ...
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SQL Server version for developing and testing server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? i been trying to find information about what would be the most suitable edition of sql server for a developing and ...
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Windows Server CALs Explanation Please [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Can we please get a straightforward answer for a simple environment with CALs and how many need to be purchased? ...
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windows server 2008 R2 licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hey, Quick question which I've be unable to find an answer to for some reason. Will Windows server 2008 license keys ...
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Licensing fee for BDB (Berkeley DB) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Does anyone know how much Oracle charges for using BDB (Berkeley Database) in a dual-licensed open-source+commercial ...
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Protect the Key?

I have a dozen or so older desktop machines lying about. (laying about?) We'd like to loan them to some non-profits for web browsing purposes. On the cheap, of course. We have XP volume license. ...
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Expired Windows Server 2008 trial remote activation

I have a remote server which has an expired license. I can't currently add the new license because of a licensing server error so I need to reboot the machine. My question is will I be able to remote ...
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How does Windows Small Business Server 2003 count users toward the 75 user limit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we need CALs for our clients if we store their user accounts for third party apps in Active Directory? We are considering storing accounts for our third party FTP ...
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Do we need CALs for our clients if we store their user accounts for third party apps in Active Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are looking at consolidating several credential stores into Active Directory. The credentials are mainly for our ...
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Terminal Server 2008 not issuing Volume device CAL's

We've a lot of Volume Licences left, but the License Server apparantly doesn't use them. Instead it issues Temporary Per Device CAL's. Which is a bit odd off course... There are two licensing servers ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise Volume License version on MSDN

I want to download Windows 7 Enterprise from my MSDN subscription. I can see Win7 Enterprise listed, but it gives me the option to get a key. This isn't what I want - I need a version of the media ...
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How to determine if Server 2003 software is valid online?

What is the best way to determine if the licensing for Server software purchased online is valid for our company? For example, this copy of Server 2003 seems entirely too cheap (we are planning to ...
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Activating windows virtual machines for testing? good/bad?

I am being asked to set up a battery of windows 7 flavours for a guy over in QA using VM's so that his office isn't filled with boxen. Is the common practice to activate these temporary machines or do ...
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Windows Server 2008 Datacenter - How to obtain product keys for installing guest VMs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My company has just recently purchased a server with Windows 2008 Datacenter. We plan to virtualize dozens of ...
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How many users can connect to Windows 2003 Terminal Server at the same time?

If I have one Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server and 200 TS-CAL:s (per Device), how many simultaneous connections can users make from those devices to this Terminal Server?
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Microsoft Licensing Scenario/Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am a member of a team developing a third party application (APP) that listens for and services connections from ...
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Do I need separate license keys for Windows 7 Boot To VHD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm looking at deploying Win7 at a developer workstation, but I had a question about licensing. If I make 3 VHD's ...
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Can I use my Microsoft Technet product keys after my subscription expires? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Can I use my Microsoft Technet Product Keys after my subscription expires? I'm coming due in a couple of months and ...
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Is it legal to import software from the USA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are a small but global group of companies. We have an office in the USA and we have a dollar account. How legal ...
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How many license keys can i retrive or use for a single product on a MSDN Volume License Subscription [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Before i go and install Windows 7 RTM i wanted to know how many keys are availble from a Single MSDN Volumne License ...
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Can a Windows 7 Ultimate product key be used for virtual machines as well? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have Windows 7 Ultimate running on my computer, and I thought I would set up a few virtual machines to help me ...
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Media / Printed material needed for Upgrade Compliance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? If we are buying new or used Windows FPP (Retail), we make sure we keep the Media, EULA, Manual, and License. ...
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Windows Licensing for Virtual Machine (VirtualPC) Usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're looking to implement a continuous integration/build machine process that will build our product and deploy ...
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Windows Web Server 2008 License Key

I just bought a fresh retail copy of Windows Web Server 2008 from newegg the other day for a small web server I'm setting up at home. Went to install it, and it told me the license key was invalid. ...
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Is there anything like BizSpark for non software startups?

I'm trying to figure out how to build a decent IT infrastructure for a new business on a budget and I was wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas on how to build a Windows IT infrastructure cheaply ...