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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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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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Using Server 2008 Terminal Services licenses with Server 2012 [duplicate]

Recently we've had an issue with a Server 2008 box running Terminal Services for about 20 users. Because of said issue we're going to blow it away and install Server 2012. Will our 2008 TS licenses ...
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System Center Essentials upgrade path? [duplicate]

We currently own System Center Essentials with SA can anyone please advise on what SCCM licenses we are entitled to?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SQL2008R2Std Maximum RAM per instance

In this page : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143685%28v=sql.105%29.aspx It's written that SQL 2008R2 Standard supports 64GB of RAM, but is it per instance? For SQL2012 (here : ...
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Licensing and Editions of Microsoft BizTalk and SQL for Development, QA, Stage vs Production [duplicate]

My question is similar to this one, but I am gearing mine more toward which edition to use. In the past places I've worked, these decisions were made by other teams, and now I'm being asked to ...
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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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Office 2013 KMS with KMS host on same computer

Well, initially I wanted to run my KMS Host on Windows Server 2008 (non R2),but the KMS host version for Office 2013 is incompatible... I finally relented and installed the KMS Host on Windows 7 (my ...
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Windows Server 2008: “not genuine” - performance impact?

Is it possible that not activating a copy of Windows Server 2008 might have a performance impact, specifically over TCP? Background: I've been provided with a Windows Server 2008 Oracle VM. It ...
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What does Operating System Environments (OSEs) mean on System Center 2012 Licensing? [duplicate]

I was looking into System Center 2010 Licensing Details and came across with this term: # of Managed Operating System Environments (OSEs) per license Do they mean regular Operating Systems? or ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 to provide DHCP to devices

I will use Windows Server 2003 to provide DHCP to devices like printers and other embedded device. Is it true that I need to buy a license ? Some one say to me that I need to buy call licenses for ...
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Is it allowed to temporarily install Exchange 2010 when upgrading from 2003 to 2013? [duplicate]

As most of you know, there is no upgrade path from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013. Is it allowed with MS licensing to temporarily install 2010 so that I can then upgrade to 2013 even if they only ...
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Licensing dual boot Windows 8 [duplicate]

I would like to have two instances of Windows 8 Pro in the same machine, one for regular use and another for development. I'm considering either using Hyper-V or a dual boot configuration. Do I need ...
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Amazon EC2 - Change SQL Server from Standard to Web

We have a web application running on an EC2 instance that was built using the SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard AMI. We have since noticed that the cost of Standard is substantially higher than the cost ...
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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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Microsoft Action Pack - Re-installation of software [duplicate]

My office currently has a Microsoft Action Pack (Design & Development) subscription. We get around 10 Windows 8 licenses, and an equal number of Office Professional licenses. I wanted to know ...
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How does one aquire the installation files to go along with a volume license or their Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft?

I have a general question about how a company usually acquires the installation media needed to install software associated with volume licenses that were purchased or that they are entitled to with ...
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Windows environment license discovery

Is there some tool from Microsoft or from somebody else that can scan the network and discover the licenses keys from windows machines (Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2003, Office, SQL ...
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Windows Server 2012 Datacenter - Error 0xc004c088

I have windows server 2012 datacenter with hyper-v role. Activation works without any problem. I have found some problems to activate the operating system that runs on the same physical machine as ...
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Why does RDP Licensing, license the same device multiple times?

I've got a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm running on Win 2008 R2 Servers. I purchased 200 Device RDP/Remote App Licenses for ~200 users. We went with Device licenses, because most of the end users use the ...
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'Unlimited' free trial of Windows Server 2008 by deleting and reinstalling VM? [closed]

I am using Virtual Machine software (VirtualBox) to learn Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure (70-642). Trouble is - I'm learning at an extremely slow pace and so the trial periods of my ...
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Will a Windows 8 KMS key allow older operating systems to be activated?

To put our Windows 8 KMS key onto our KMS server running Server 2008 R2, it appears that we first need to remove the existing Windows 7/Server 2008 key. Is this the case? If so, do the new Windows ...
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Licensing SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services w/ SharePoint 2010 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Here's my situation: I have 1 VM that is running SharePoint 2010 SP1. I have a different physical server that is ...
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Can I run more than two VMs on Windows Server 2012 Standard if guest OSes are not WS2012? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? It is said here that Windows Server 2012 Standard allows you to install it on one 2-processor machine and run up to two ...
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Do you need a CAL if I'm only logging in as a local administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Here the scenario: I'm helping a really small business (less than 10 employees, no real administrators) migrate over ...
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Windows 7 Volume Deployment with OEM Licences [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? We have just ordered 80 Dell computers. We have chosen Windows 7 Professional on each of them (I assume this is an OEM ...
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How do I find which Microsoft product a license key is for? [closed]

I'm sorting out all our software and licenses and I have a few empty disc sleeves from the Microsoft Action Pack which have a valid key on them but no disc, meaning there is no indication which ...
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Reimage several of the same model PC by copying the hard disk

I have several of the same machine (Dell Precision T3500) that originally came with Windows 7 Pro (there is a Windows 7 Pro OA product key sticker on top of each one). These were initially downgraded ...
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Getting slmgr.vbs output, and/or Windows licensing status reports across multiple servers

I've got a number of Windows Servers that I've recently taken ownership on, and I'm looking to do a report on how these are licensed. I know it's a mix between KMS and MAK licensing, but I'm trying to ...
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Running virtual WinXP in Win7, is there something similiar for Windows 2008 server

I'm going to get a new server probably with OS Win2008 Server. That server will run some VM. Some with Linux, others with Windows. Grant the Win2008 server license similiar rights to run e.g. ...
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Server 2008 MSDN Developer's version different from Enterprise Server 2008?

We're running VMware and I've spent a bunch of time building a template based off of our MSDN Developers copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The template was built for our development ...
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Do I need Windows CALs for a dedicated SQL Server database server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? This would seem an easy enough question, but I wasn't able to find any definite answer anywhere. If I'm running SQL ...
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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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Does anybody use “Site Licensing Servers” in AD? Why / why not?

Site Licensing Servers are a feature in Server 2003 that doesn't appear to exist as an actual service in Windows 2008R2. Does this service still exist? Is there any benefit to this at all?
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User CALs on Windows Server 2008 R2 with EC2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on EC2. Per Amazon, the server license is included in my fees to them. I have ...
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Is it possible to gather the licenses in one server?

How can servers take licences from one server? How about MS office licenses (more than 300) could be installed on the clients, I know there is a way but what is the best way to do this?
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Microsoft CAL licensing require for users accessing application using JBoss [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I have gone through the presentation and many websites for Microsoft CAL licensing but still need clarification on ...
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How can I tell when my MS Dynamics CRM trial key will expire?

I have an installation of Dynamics CRM 2011 that is currently on a trial key. We would like to change to a production license before it expires. Is there somewhere in Deployment Manager or elsewhere ...