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What are my options to run MS SQL 2012 on Amazon RDS for development if I only have MSDN license? [duplicate]

I want to run MS SQL 2012 SE BYOL on Amazon RDS under my own MSDN license but it looks like MSDN license doesn't allow me to run MS SQL unless I host it on the dedicated hardware Microsoft Volume ...
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How are SQL Server CALs counted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Running a SQL Server, as far as I understand it, you need one CAL for every user who connects to the database ...
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How to get Microsoft license authentication for all machines on a network?

We have a small network (~150 desktops, ~20 servers) much of which is Linux. MS keeps wanting to audit our MS products every 3 years or so. I really don't have time to go around to 80-90 desktops and ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials be deployed as standalone (not in a domain)?

We purchased a new server. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials was installed by the ISV, and whenever I log in, I'm prompted to complete the post-deployment configuration, yet it appears I can only ...
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How can I get my License Key from a boot CD?

We recently acquired a server that's been in use for a while, but no associated software, logins, etc. We attempted to blank the administrator account password, but that didn't work. We also tried ...
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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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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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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM require different install media?

I want to install an instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM as a virtual machine on our VM server. Does the OEM version require me to download a different OS image that so we can install and use the ...
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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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Activating Issue with Terminal Server in Windows Server 2012 R2 from Action Pack

Installed a Server 2012 R2 Standard license with terminal services role from an Action Pack subscription. There are also 5 RDS CALs for this server available. Unfortunately I can't find any product ...
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Transfer physical Windows Server 2008R2 licence to Hyper-V server [duplicate]

I have a plan to upgrade my 2008R2 Standard Edition to 2012R2 Standard Edition, and then virtualize them with Hyper-V 2012R2. Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008R2 Standard Edition to ...
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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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SharePoint - standard version enough for simple forms? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out winch version of SharePoint (and CAL) I need. I haven't even used SharePoint yet - so please bear with me here. From what I've read - the price jumps substantially from ...
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How to view SQL Server licenses

I understand that there are three kinds of SQL licenses: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/en/us/pricing-licensing-faq.aspx Is there a a dialog in SSMS, a sproc, registry key, etc I can look at ...
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD Licensing Issuing Multiple Temp Licenses Per Machine

I have just setup a Windows Server 2012 RDS environment with Per Device CALs. Looking at RD Licensing Manager it is handing out multiple temp CALS per machine and multiple permanent CALS per machine. ...
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How do I use Windows downgrade rights?

I have recently transferred to a new job on a new company. There would be various projects also endorsed. One of them are upgrading of legacy IBM servers OS. They have already bought the latest ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 under KVM [duplicate]

Usually I deal with Linux and other Unix-like OS, but now I have to set up Windows server to run some specific software. I can't have physical box for it, so I decide to buy and deploy Windows Server ...
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How many databases can i create per sql server license? [duplicate]

I have an enterprise edition license for my Sql Server 2008R2 and want to know how many databases can I create on it without additional licensing costs My question is not about number of databases ...
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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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Will removing a KMS Host impact the Clients assigned a licence from this machine?

Background: After appearing to have an issue with Windows licence failing on a number of our machines randomly, we have come to realise that there are a lot of incorrectly registered KMS hosts on the ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 as web server with user authentication - VL/SPLA - is it legal? [duplicate]

I've been wrapping my head around the topic for a few days now and the more I read the less I understand. Question 1: If I purchase a license for Windows 2012 Server (either ...
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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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Deploying and Managing Windows in a Lab Environment [duplicate]

With a set of resources that will be re-imaged over and over again in a lab environment: What licensing scheme (if any) will allow us to re-image a set of windows machines in an automated fashion ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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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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Getting Cisco UCS Server's CPU Serial Numbers

I have a Cisco UCS C240 M3S server with dual CPU failure under warranty. I am trying to find both CPU serial numbers to complete the RMA request, however cannot find any serial numbers. I have tried ...
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Change dnserror.htm page when cannot locate website in Internet Explorer via Group Policy

When you type in a URL in Internet Explorer and it cannot be located via DNS it loads dnserror.htm from a .DLL in C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ieframe.dll.mui. I have read that you can use a program ...
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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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Finding an Exchange 2010 License Key

Does anyone know if it is possible to find out what license key was used to install Exchange 2010? I want to move Exchange to a new virtual server, but to do this I will need to reinstall Exchange ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard + Essentials Setup for Small Office [duplicate]

We want to setup a "small" server for on of our offices (8 Client Computers, local Domain not linked). We need to have an Exchange Server. Unfortunately we cannot use SBS since its support is running ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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do all type of sql server license have SA account? [duplicate]

We are trying to upgrade our sql server from 2005 to 2012. we got some offers for different type of license from some resellers. the only thing I'm not sure now is, there's one type core license with ...
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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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Old SQL installation media

We have MSSQL Server 2008 R2 licenses. We have an Action Pack subscription, which provides us SQL 2014. But we just need the installation media for 2008 R2 so that we can install Reporting Services. ...
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VAMT 3.0 Proxy Activate - No ‘Apply Confirmation ID’ option at all

I tried to activate my windows box in isolated network zone, so I followed the process of 'Scenario 2: Proxy Activation' in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825202.aspx using two VAMT 3.0 ...
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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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Windows 2008 keeps forcing reactivation

All our servers are setup under a volume license agreement so they shouldn't prompt for activation. However some of them constantly ask for reactivation. These are all VMs running under VMware ...
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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. ...