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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 want ...
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SQL Server licensing, is it per CPU? So a 32 CPU would mean like 150K in licensing? [closed]

SQL Server licensing, is it per CPU? If yes, so a 32 CPU would mean like 150K in licensing?
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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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License handling best practices

This is a follow up to my last post: http://serverfault.com/questions/34609/sysadmin-where-to-start on a more specific point. As I stated I was recently hired at a company to lead software ...
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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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Purchasing hard drives with non-sequential serial numbers

I've always heard that you should not purchase hard disks with sequential serial numbers for any storage system. Now I find myself, for the first time, in a position where I need to purchase around ...
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Active Directory Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I can't seem to find a clear answer to this question. What type of licenses do I need to buy ensure that everyone in ...
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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 server. ...
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Windows License Logging Server

When I first setup a Windows 2000 and then 2003 Server in our office using per-server licensing, we got the default 5-user CAL pack. I noticed that after 3 users logged in, the Server would kick out ...
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How many cals do I need for a server handing out profiles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Suppose I have a windows 2003 server which hosts 500 roaming profiles. Do i need 500 cals for each user accessing his ...
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MS licensing of multiple RDP sessions for non-MS products in Windows XP Pro [closed]

Question 1) and 2) were moved into separate thread Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? and what r definitions of login vs. logon session? 3) Do I understand correctly that multiple remote ...
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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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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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How to allow more than two simultanous sessions on Azure

One of our servers is on Azure and we are remotely connecting to it. Unfortunately Azure allows only two users to be logged in at the same time. When the third user tries to log in, he is given the ...
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Do we need CALs for our clients if we store their user accounts for third party apps in Active Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are looking at consolidating several credential stores into Active Directory. The credentials are mainly for our ...
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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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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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Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server CALs and Remote Desktop

Recently we have have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on one of our development boxes at work. We have 10 Client Access Licence's for Microsoft Windows Terminal Server 2008. I'm under the impression ...
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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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Upgrading existing Windows 7 Pro licenses to Ent?

From our license info page from MS: Agreement Info: MOLP-Z Std ... License Date: 2011-03-02 Microsoft Invoice No: 91.... Reorder/Upgrade End Date: 2013-03-31 MS Win Pro 7 Sngl Open 1 License Part ...
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With a volume-licensed Exchange2010 DVD, can I avoid completely re-installing Exchange2010 Standard Trial?

I have installed Exchange 2010 Standard Trial edition, into our Exchange 2003 environment. And now, for licensing, I've been provided a completely separate ISO download, volume-licensed for Exchange ...
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Is there a way to change the serial number in SQL server without reinstalling it?

I have a SQL Server Standard installed on a server and used my MSDN subscription to download the installation media and install it while in development and test phase. I would like to know how should ...
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Hyper-V and 12 VMs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? From what i understand from microsoft's website is that with Enterprise Edition Server 2008, you are allowed to run 4 ...
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Am I allowed to add RDC to a WinPE boot Image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am trying to emulate what a user has suggested here: Use WDS to provide a WinPE image (that contains a RDC client)...
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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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Windows web server for in-house apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hi, Ms site for Windows Web Server 2008 R2 states that it's only licensed to server internet-facing web apps. What ...