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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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1answer
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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 ...
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License Management [closed]

I work at an architectural firm, and our users use a lot of Adobe products or AutoCAD products. We deploy most software through SCCM, and we have a finite amount of licenses to use. We need to ...
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Is it legal to install WIndows 7 Professional (OEM) on VMWare? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I recently heard that Microsoft allow you to install OEM version of windows 7 into Virtual Machine. I'm not 100% sure ...
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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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2answers
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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 ...