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Windows server 2012 Standard License on Windows Server 2012 R2 [duplicate]

We have a windows server 2012 R2 installed on one of our server and need to activate it i have just checked with the system administrator according to him Windows server 2012 Standard license/ Windows ...
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How can I remove “Red Hat Network Code” from the RedHat?

The question is: How can I remove "Red Hat Network Code" from the system and what this "Network Code" actually is? The background of this question is related to the RedHat subscription as according ...
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How does Microsoft enforce licenses?

I've often wondered, I have an MSDN universal license, and a technet license, so I have all the licenses I need to do what I need, which is software development. If I was a dishonest person, and ...
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What will happen if I install a 2-processor-licence on a 4-processor server with ESXi 5.5U2?

For I new setup I bought a Essentials Plus package for ESXi 5.5U2. This contains (according to the activation details): Three ESXi licenses for 2-socket-servers One vCenter license My ...
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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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Windows Server CAL for non-Microsoft services and databases [duplicate]

I'm totally stuck with the Windows Server 2012 R2 CAL's. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a firebird database installed. Multible Delphi based fatclients connect to this database. All clients use ...
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What are you allowed to run on a Free Hyper-V 2012 host? [duplicate]

I have been looking for a "layman" version of the license for the Free Hyper-V 2012, and more precisely, what services you are allowed to run on the host. The OS itself does not prevent you from ...
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Need to update a KMS key on licensing server

We are a college campus with a bunch (100s) of computers scattered around between labs and staff use. We've recently started getting notifications on some desktops that Windows is not activated, and ...
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How to install CAL for RemoteFX on Server 2012 Standard

I had to enable RemoteFX to be able to use a video card on my Server for Hyper-V 2012. I have ran out of the grace period for Remote Desktop Session Host Server. I have tired to install the CALs that ...
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Deploying Office 2013 Home and Business via System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

It's beginning to seem like I am chasing my tail on this one so I am going to ask the question here to see if anyone else has an answer to this. I have been trying to get SCCM 2012 setup and my ...
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Can you help me with my software licensing issue?

This is a Canonical Question about Licensing. Questions on licensing are off-topic on Server Fault. If your question has been closed as a duplicate of this question, then this is because we ...
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Planning Citrix XenDesktops for CAD at remote site. Basic Questions / Recommendations? [closed]

I've have the following scenario: Our main business is CNC manufacturing (furniture) and I am the only Admin and Software-Developer here. Two Locations (max. connection on one of them SDSL 8/8 ...
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Does vSphere client restrict the number of cores for VMs?

We just installed it on our new server and have found that using the vSphere client we cannot create a virtual machine with more than 32 cores (Our host has 64). Is this normal behaviour? We haven't ...
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SBS 2011 CALs and Server 2012 / 2012 R2 [duplicate]

I found this: Q. I want to have additional servers running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in my SBS 2011 Standard domain. Do I need additional CALs to access those servers? A. ...
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How it possible to remove license from ESXi?

We have an existing ESXi 5.1, that we want to backup with Veeam. Veeam works only with free version, which actually fine by us as the server underused. Is there any way to remove the existing ...
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Red Hat Software Collections 1 Beta channel has 0 packages?

I want to install PHP 5.4 on a RHEL 6.x box as described in this Red Hat blog post. I have a valid subscription and have added the channel, but a yum repolist shows a status of 0 for the channel. ...
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Out of date VM tools - issue with MS licencing.

I had an issue recently, where vmware tools on a production server, went out of date and caused the server in question to become unlicensed, I noticed this completely by accident. The following ...
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Resell SQL Server 2008 Volume Licenses [duplicate]

This may sound like a strange question, but it's incredibly relevant to my company. If it's legit to purchase previously used VL keys for SQL Server 2008 and have them legally transferred over to us ...
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How can I get SQL 2012 Web Edition?

If I want to get a copy of SQL 2012 Web Edition, do I have to go through a hosting provider such as Rackspace? What about if I am in the MS Select program and a Volume Licensing account? How is it ...
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Downgrading Windows Server 2012 R2 to WS 2012

I would like to downgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (OEM) to Windows Server 2012 Standard, the reason being instability of WS 2012 R2, most probably caused by incompatibility with the RAID ...
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Individual licenses needed for guests on 2012 datacenter? [duplicate]

I think I may not be 100% clear on Microsoft's licensing model for Server 2012 Datacenter edition. I have read that datacenter entitles you to run unlimited VMs, but Standard only allows you to run ...
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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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Windows Server and SQL Server Licenses [duplicate]

I have the following servers: PROD: 2 x web servers (content delivery) 1 x cms server 2 x database servers (SQL) UAT: 1 x web server (content delivery + cms) 1 x database server (SQL) I'm a ...
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Microsoft licensing in a virtualized environment questions [duplicate]

I plan on deploying two physical servers which will run VMware ESXi and have a number of questions regarding Microsoft licensing. To note, all the VMs on the servers will be configured to run in ...
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Position of Microsoft technologies in the web industry? [closed]

I've seen it's quite rare to see huge websites running on Microsoft technologies like Windows Server, IIS, ASP.NET, SQL Server, take by example all the "bigs" known websites (Google, Facebook, ...
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Inaccurate License Count in Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2

Had an RDS License Server malfunction, opened a case w/ MS Tech Support, they were unable to fix. Resolution was to delete license db, uninstall all RDS roles, reboot, reinstall, reboot, activate ...
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How can I downgrade Exchange 2013 to 2010?

I don't have the Exchange 2010 media but I have the 2013 media. I need to downgrade, and as far as I can tell 2013 has downgrade rights. I have a 2k3 Exchange environment. I am going to install ...
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Remote Desktop license server in different domain than VM

My targeted setup: SLAT enabled laptop w recent graphics card Win2012 Host OS w Hyper-V role DirectX 11 driver installed Win8 VM (OS is joined in my employer's domain) I RDP into the Win8 VM from ...
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Legality of using Squid with --enable-ssl in production [closed]

Background: I am building a server application, deploying on Debian. I want to use Squid's accelerator modes to cache the resources generated by my server. Squid will most likely run on the same box ...
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Can I install a Windows Server 2012 virtual server using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 with the same exact product key?

I've read everything I can find online, but I cannot find a simple answer to this question. I have Windows Server 2012 Standard installed using a volume license product key. The official product ...
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PXE bootable image for terminal server?

We have 300 windows xp machines on cruddy old hardware across the company. With extended support for XP ending April next year we're looking into our options. Couple of options: Replace the 300 ...
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Microsoft software product keys finder [closed]

We have to give to Microsoft all our Microsoft software installations with product keys. Is there a software that can scan a network, or at least that it can be started from command line and save ...
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What steps are necessary to apply an Enterprise license to an iDRAC7 that shipped with a different license?

I have an iDRAC7 that came with an Express License. I have purchased an Enterprise license. What do I need to do to activate the license on my iDRAC7?
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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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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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Two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all hosts be part of same cluster/data center?

Say you have 6 hosts and two vSphere Essentials Plus Kits: can all 6 hosts function as part of the same vCenter (cluster, data center) umbrella or is there a restriction with licensing (i.e. you'd ...
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W2K8R2 DC: CALS necessary for auth-only users? [duplicate]

I'm currently setting up a POC installation of an internally developed web application. We are testing AD auth using the Python LDAP module. My question: does every authenticating web app user need a ...
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Office 2013 and Microsoft Exchange [closed]

With Office 365, can small companies avoid purchasing the mail server and the expensive Microsoft Exchange license? Will speed between the two solutions be comparable? Thanks. EDIT: I changed the ...
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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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Hardware vs software license keys in a VM environment

I am working with a vendor who is supplying a server-based application which requires licensing for activation. There are two options, software-based licensing and hardware (USB-dongle) based ...
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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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Correct licensing if users have multiple AD accounts [duplicate]

When licensing User CALS for Windows Server, I have following problem (or question): Given you have 30 employees in your domain. 5 of them are administrators. Each of these administrator has two ...
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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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MS SQL Express - Memory limitation vs. web application [duplicate]

I have web application that will be similar to forums. I plan to have few thousands+ users on this application, and i wonder if i can use MS SQL Express - here is the list of it's limitations: ...
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Red Hat Licensing Model, a license is needed to run it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I've inherited two Red Hat servers at work. I'm planning on moving them to CentOS to avoid licensing costs. Now, the ...
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Converting Sql Server 2012 RTM from trial to licensed edition

Similar questions have been asked about 2008, but there appears to be a dearth of information on SQL Server 2012. Does it require a reinstall? Will it go through an upgrade process (and what does ...
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KMS Activation count w7 ent

On my KMS host (Windows Server 2008 R2), when i do a slmgr.vbs /dli, I dont see any Current Count fied, i only see this: Name: Windows Server(R), Server Standard edition Description: Windows ...
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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 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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Number of VMs on Windows 2012 Standard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? According to the "Windows 2012 editions" comparison here, it is possible to run "two virtual instances" with Windows ...