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Do non-IIS web servers running on Windows 2008 Server require Client Access Licenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? For web applications I would like to run a JBoss AS on a 64 Bit Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard system. Does the ...
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Moving a Server 2008 physical server to a virtual environment: How, what, and licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a location w/ three servers: Server 1: SBS2003, running Exchange, file sharing, DNS, DHCP for domain1 and ...
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Terminal Server Licensing with citrix?

We are installing Citrix XenApp 6. Our plan is to have a "citrix control" server to serve as license server and print server, and 2 citrix servers with Microsoft Terminal Sever service installed. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Remove Product Key to Force Reactivation after Deployment

I have a VM configured with internal software that needs to be sent to an outside party for evaluation. As it stands, the user who configured it also activated the software with a company issued MSDN ...
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Two SBS 2003 Servers, two domains, one company, Exchange, and Terminal Services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Here's the scenario; please let me know if I haven't provided enough info. Business 1 went out of business, and ...
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Can we run a mix of vSphere Standard and Advanced but still use Advanced features?

We have a vSphere cluster of 4 ESXi servers licensed for Standard. We want to purchase some Advanced licenses so that we can use the Fault Tolerance feature in vSphere, but we don't want to upgrade ...
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Is it possible to get installed Microsoft software and serial number?

I want to have a list of all installed Microsoft software on a machine. I think this will do the job but the problem is that I need to have Serial numbers of the installed Microsoft applications. Is ...
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Can I use SQL Server tools (like Management Studio, profiler) on any number of computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have bought SQL Server Enterprise version. Can we install client tools on any number of computers to connect to ...
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From vSphere Essentials Plus Kit to 4 hosts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are thinking about getting the VMware essentials plus kit for 3 hosts, but in far future we would like to manage ...
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Clients getting sent wrong Term Serv CAL, getting Temp instead of installed CAL

I have Win Server 2008R2 with RDS role and then another 2008R2 DC that is also the license server. When I first installed the RDS server I did not have CAL licenses at the time so the users were ...
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Citrix XenApp 6, cannot connect to licenceserver

i try to install Citrix XenApp, first install Webinterface und XenApp to one Server and licence-manager to an other server. I can connect to Port 27000 on licenceserver with telnet and can go to ...
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Accessing Remote Desktop without Terminal Services on Windows 2003

We have a Windows 2003 server that out of the box we installed and ran Terminal Services. Now however the trial period is over and I am getting an error looking for a licence. Remote Desktop ...
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TS 2008 Per User CAL Report

I am having an issue with a Win7 machine rdping into a windows server 2008 std TS server. I get the following error in the event log when I try logging in. Event ID 1004 The terminal server ...
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Location of Windows COA sticker on Dell PowerEdge R710

I'm asking somebody at a remote location to find the Windows Product key / Certificate of Authenticity for a Dell PowerEdge R710 that shipped with Windows Server 2008. Where should I ask them to ...
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Microsoft Action Pack vs Technet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have debated for a couple of years whether or not to purchase Microsoft's Action Pack (took the tests, and ...
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Can I use the free VMWare Player for work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I was never good at reading and understanding commercial licenses, so I would like to ask a question. I just started ...
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Installing KMS on a DC… good idea or bad?

What are your thoughts on installing a KMS server on a DC? Any drawbacks?
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SQL Server 2008 update License

How can I change my SQL Server 2008 license? I have the Enterprise Edition installed with a 90-day key and it will expire on 7 days. Two months ago, I purchased the final one but I don't know how to ...
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Deleting terminal services CALs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are using volume licensed CALs and I need to remove some of the installed CALs, but as far as I can tell, there ...
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TechNet, licensing and virtual machines (VM) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a TechNet Subscription and have (1) Windows Server 2008 product key. It says this type is MultipleActivation. ...
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Remote desktop license error when connecting to a W2K8

I'm having a problem with 1 user who can not connect to any W2K8 servers (cliet OS is Windows Vista). He keeps getting the error bellow: "The remote computer disconnected the session due to an error ...
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Hosting Hyper-V VMs to customers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? So simple enough question really, I hope. I'm a little confused by Microsoft's licencing, go figure eh. I'm maybe ...
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How does Microsoft TechNet Subscription work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I want to use TechNet to download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 to two virtual machines. I am not familiar with ...
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Grant a license for RDP from a remote machine?

Being a rather newbie server admin guy, I've stupidly overlooked the apparent need to renew remote desktop access licenses at my office, while I can presumably hook up a monitor and keyboard to server ...
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Display or install Windows product key on command line

We are currently in the process of setting up several Windows HPC clusters using Windows 2008 HPC R2. We would like to be able to perform Windows licensing commands across the clusters via the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server license issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I want to run Office 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 via terminal services. I have the key for Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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What's the point of Software Assurance on a MS Volume License? [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to buy a whole bunch of Windows 7 licenses to upgrade XP and Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. It seems like a good time to start on an Open License agreement. Every ...
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Win 2008 Datacenter -> win 2008 standard. Is it possible?

Anyone know if there is a way to switch windows from one version (not release) to another, while also changing the licenses? We have a couple of virtual machines in an isolated domain which have ...
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The remote computer disconnected the session because of an error in the licensing protocol

I have a Terminal Services user who is getting the error below when they try to RDP from a new PC that I have moved them to. We have 4 other TS users, neither of whom are having any problem ...
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change microsoft windows OEM license to volume license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're in the process of migrating a large number of users to a newer version of an important software package that ...
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Sharepoint Foundation License Costs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? This question keeps getting asked however I could never get a straight answer. So I'm asking it clearer: If I have ...
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Diference in windows 2008 R2 editions MSDN Technet Volume License [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Are there any differences when downloading a windows 2008 R2 standard edition from different sources like: Volume ...
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What Windows licenses are required to run additional terminal service sessions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We need to build out a server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard that can allow up to 10 simultaneous RDP/Terminal ...
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General questions regarding CALs and WS 2003 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a few questions regarding CALs and Windows Server 2003: 1 - what happens if you join more computers to the ...
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Do I need to transfer Server license CALs to new Domain Controller during AD transition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have an old Server 2003 domain controller I'm ready to decommission. I notice in Server 2003 there is a Licensing ...
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SQL Server Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are looking at moving our fractured code base that uses MySQL in some places and SQL Server in other places. I'm ...
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Microsoft Licensing - Can I use the wrong product key? [closed]

We are in the process of moving our Microsoft software licensing from Microsoft Action Pack Subscription to Open Value Licensing. We have enough licenses for all the software that we have purchased ...
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how is oracle solaris-11licensed?

can this be used in a corporate LAB? as a storage server for DEV&TEST, not production. free to use for; 1.Developing 2.Testing 3.Prototyping 4.Demonstrating your applications how are the ...
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Virtual desktops on Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I've been asked to setup a Windows server, and also help purchase it. I am in academia, so educational discounts apply. However, we do not have an unlimited budget; it's around $6k. I'm looking for ...
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Microsoft Remote Evaluation Service

Microsoft used to offer a service where you could connect to an evaluation system via Remote Desktop and temporarily evaluate the new software. I believe this service existed 5+ years ago and ...
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Use Windows Software with the least amount of Windows OS licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? So as we slowly move towards web applications my company still has some legacy Windows applications we need to ...
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Can windows 7 qualify for a windows XP volume license upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We've got volume license for xp professional upgrade. My predecessor thought that was enough to be compliant. We ...
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MSSQL 2008 License for both Web application and desktop application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have ASP.NET web application using MSSQL express at the moment. But I want to use MSSQL 2008. But I'm NOT sure ...
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Installing Windows 7 Upgrade Based on Windows 2000 License - can it be done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a few PCs on which I have Windows 2000 Installed. I have recently decided to upgrade to Windows 7 (Home or ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory limit per instance or server?

I'm getting ready to deploy a new SQL server and realized that the memory limit of SQL Server 2008 R2 is supposedly 64GB of RAM (http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/product-info/compare.aspx). ...
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How do I upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (OEM Key) to Enterprise (MSDN Key) using DISM?

(Originally asked as After upgrading to 2008 R2 Enterprise and installing more RAM, Windows can only see 4.00 GB but now I know what the question really is...) My Dell server came preinstalled with ...
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Obtaining valid XP Professional licences? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hi Guys, I realise I'm probably on a fools errand, but I gotta ask: is there any way to obtain valid, legitimate XP ...
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After upgrading to 2008 R2 Enterprise and installing more RAM, Windows can only see 4.00 GB

(I have also posted this on technet but I'm running out of ideas) I've upgraded from Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise in order to make use of more RAM. The server previously had 32GB of ...
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What's the most cost effective way of purchasing Office 2010 for 40 PCs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have 40 PCs currently running Office XP Standard (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). We're finally looking to ...
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What happens if your Windows or Office Open License expires? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have 10 copies of Office 2007 that we purchased about 2 years ago on a Microsoft Open License (no Software ...