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Does our licensing system prevent our software from running on Citrix

A potential customer uses Citrix, and they are concerned our products licensing system may not be compatible with their system. One of our products is an add-in to AutoDesk Revit and It is installed ...
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SQL Server Licensing Proof [duplicate]

I have a SQL Server 2008R2 installation that was purchased back in 2012. Our network admin did a MS SAM Audit and is requiring proof of purchase etc. I cannot find it in my records anywhere. Is ...
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AnyConnect on ASA5520 licensing required? [duplicate]

longtime reader, first-time poster. I'm currently working in a small shop and I am new to the Sys Admin role. We pay our ISP a lot for our VPN and we are looking for a different provider. We are ...
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Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite License Differences [duplicate]

We are looking at purchasing Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite licenses and I am doing research in to the various options. We are looking at Open Value Corporate licenses with Software Assurance and ...
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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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How to install RDP Client Access License trial or use its grace period?

We want to have multiple active sessions in Windows Server 2012. Each active session will run an app to which one user will be connected. The problem is that we can not keep more than 2 sessions ...
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Installing a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host

My task is to install a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials instance in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host. I added an external virtual switch, and the VM connects to that. The host computer ...
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Can Windows 7 Professional OEM be imaged using WDS?

Each year, I find myself installing Windows 7 dozens of times, on both brand new PCs and before passing on a used PC from one user to the next. I'm sure a LOT of network administrators are in the ...
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Does Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 support RDS?

I need to know whether Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 supports RDS (Remote Desktop Services) a.k.a. Terminal Services. On a separate note (I would accept an answer without it): would I need ...
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Multiple Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials servers in the same domain

I understand that a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials instance must be the domain controller and hold all FSMO roles. I am told that one can domain-join other Windows Servers (Standard or Datacenter) ...
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Windows KMS licences in a restricted network

TL;DR: is it possible to install some kind of local kms activation proxy, so the clients could only talk to the proxy, and the proxy will forward the activation request to a kms server which can not ...
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After fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation, the evaluation period is expired?

Just finished building out a VM on an ESXi host 5.1. I already have 2 vms running on it, one is Windows Server 2012 (not R2) evaluation with 132 days left, and the other is a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM ...
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Can other Windows Servers be in the same AD domain with a Windows Essentials server?

I understand that Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 must be deployed as a the only domain controller in an environment. It cannot simply be used as domain-joined Windows Server running SQL or ...
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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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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

I have a confusing situation. I'm setting up a 2012 RDS Licensing Server for our environment. I'm checking under the RD Licensing Diagnoser to make sure everything is proper and I keep getting this ...
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Moving SQL 2012 Enterprise license from physical server to Azure VM

We purchased a 4-core license for SQL 2012 Enterprise back in mid-2012, without Software Assurance. At this point we would like to move the license to a VM in Azure but I can't figure out if that's ...
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Activate a Remote Desktop License Server without GUI

Trying to automate Windows Server 2012 R2 installation of services and configuration. I was able to install the RDS License Server Windows Feature via Powershell Add-WindowsFeature RDS-Licensing, ...
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Activate Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit under Win2012 R2

My host system is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (OEM). I installed a guest os (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit, downloaded from Microsoft) using Hyper-V. The problem is I could not activate ...
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Is my new Mule license.lic file compatible with my Mule 2.5 version?

I've got a Mule ESB version 2.5 running in my environment. I am aware that this version officially is EOL, but nevertheless it is a critical system which can not just be replaced with a newer version. ...
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How to properly install windows in hyper-v to use the included virtualization rights?

I have a server I am redoing for a client. I want to take advantage of hyper-v and run VMs for them. The issue is I only have one physical key for the server. However I have read that the copy of ...
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Can not get RD Session Host server to accept my credentials for a Licensing server in a workgroup setup

Updated: I changed the setup to make it closer to the live environment, I am no longer using IP addresses to connect to each other. I also have clarified the question more, if it needs more ...
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Windows RDS R2 2012 licensing (Is it always a taboo ?) [duplicate]

I know that there is many questions and requests about RDS licensing, and also know, that MS don't bite Is it not the purpose to test in a Lab and try to understand how all this marvelous work, ...
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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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Windows Server CAL for IIS [duplicate]

I have read numerous articles (and ServerFault answers) on CAL licencing, and thought I understand it. My understanding so far was that CAL licenses are related to users and devices directly accessing ...
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How to retrieve the installation ID and confirmation ID for Windows 7?

I am a systems administrator and we are getting ready to deploy Windows 7 to our users. In our process of learning about activation, we activated a Windows 7 computer with our MAK key using Internet ...
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How is Oracle Solaris 11.x licensed?

can this be used in a corporate LAB? as a storage server for DEV&TEST, not production. free to use for: Developing Testing Prototyping Demonstrating your applications how are the repository, ...
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Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation version to Retail version

I have downloaded and installed the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation version from Microsoft's Evaluation Center website. We decided to go ahead and activate it to the full version. We bought a ...
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Citrix xenapp server looking to wrong IP address for the lic server after a reboot

Had an application server reboot this morning, after which, instead of pointing to the proper IP address for the license server [which is set through our computer unfiltered policy], it it looking at ...
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How to release a VMware unused license from a host? New licensing scheme?

I own VMware Essentials license (6 CPU's) One of the hosts is going to be replaced with a new one. I am having trouble removing/changing the license on that host. As you can see on the image: the ...
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When using Windows RDS on Azure VM is the normal grace period of 120 days for setting up a license server valid? [duplicate]

I'm looking into replacing the use of our on-premise Windows Server 2008 R2 with an Azure VM. We currently have around 15 RDS "Device" CALs under the Open License program. According to this post and ...
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Can RDS CALs without Software Assurance be migrated from an on-premise server to an Azure VM?

I'm looking into migrating our infrastructure to the cloud, replacing the use of our on-premise server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with an Azure VM running the same. According to this licensing ...
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What is the correct way to activate a Server 2012 Guest in Hyper-V (NOT R2) with a server 2012 host using virtualization rights?

I've done quiet a bit of searching on this and can't seem to find an answer, everything seems to refer to R2 and AVMA or just simply states you are allowed 2 visualization rights and nothing else. ...
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Windows 10 upgrade on windows 7 pro MAK activated computers? [duplicate]

Currently we have a mix of windows 7 pro OEM and windows 7 pro MAK activated computers. All of these came with a valid windows 7 or windows 8.1 professional OEM license. Is it possible to do an ...
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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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Do I need Windows License beside CAL for Active Directory [duplicate]

I could not find an answer to this question. I am panning to deploy windows server and I am confused with the licensing. Do I need Windows License key for every machine that will be using CAL from ...
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I need to add 2nd CPU to my server running ESXi5.1, will it need to upgrade the licence too? [duplicate]

I have a server running with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz cpu, the main board have more PCI slots which I needed to use but it only works with a second CPU. here is the 2 important ...
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How to Run Updates Xenserver 6.5 Free Edition

I recently installed the free version of xenserver 6.5. Right now I can run updates through xencenter which is simple and easy. I've been reading though and I've come across a few articles mentioning ...
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Upgrading from SharePoint Foundation 2013 to SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

TechNet has an article for this that start with point 1 and ends on point 2. ...
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Can't use Windows Server 2003 Dell serial key with normal Windows Server 2003 Standard Cds. Help!

I have here an old Dell Server with original serial key on the case. The server is damaged, so i bought a new one and wanted to use the licence from the old one. CDs are not included with the old ...
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Is CAL licen for SQL Server [duplicate]

We have build a web application in asp.net and sql server 2014 but i was searching around and found that any who uses sql server requires a CAL. How are SQL Server CALs counted?. But what if non of ...
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Legalese: What is a “live operating environment” (EULA)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? In the Windows 7 RC EULA, what is meant by "use ... in a live operating environment"? I don't know if I am "in a ...
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Windows 2008 Server Standard with a 5 CAL pack - do CALS expire [duplicate]

Bought Windows server 2008 Standard R2 which came with a 5 CAL pack, the server has since died and been hit with a hammer. AS the OEM server license died with the hardware, what does that mean for the ...
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How to determine what kind of key Win7 was activated with (retail or volume license)?

I am working with a non-profit organization that just had a pallet of computers donated to them. The computers have had their hard drives wiped so there is no operating system installed. They are a ...
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Can I use SQL Server Enterprise Edition on VM Azure for production use

I have Microsoft BizSpark subscription in which I received Azure credits as well. I created a Virtual machine on it and I am planning to install SQL Server Enterprise edition which I see available ...
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RDS Multiple Licensing Servers

We have multiple geographically separate sites which each have their own ADDS site as expected. Each site is going to have it's own Terminal Server and I would like each site to have it's own RDS ...
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Windows Licensing: Windows Enterprise [duplicate]

Can someone explain what the different is between Microsoft Core Cal and Windows Enterprise? We have an OVS with Microsoft and we've been advised that we need both of the above for all our desktops ...
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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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What is the correct way to add license keys to Hyper-V servers and guests?

I have a Hyper-V server and I have three 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' licenses (ROK, not VL). I am wondering with what keys must I activate what servers with? Is the following the correct method? ...
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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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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 ...