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Can Exchange Server Standard handle 1000 employees? [closed]

I'm working in an organization where all users has a Standard Exchange CAL license, and Exchange Server Standard Server license is available. The organization has around 1000 users. Can we use the ...
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Exchange 2010 Enterprise CAL

I feel kind of silly asking this question but I can't seem to find on how to check if I have enterprise CAL installed on Exchange 2010. If I don't have one activated/installed, how do I activate ...
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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 organise visio and project installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Our company has maybe 10 users who require Visio and Project but only on an occassional basis. It would seem like ...
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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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Which Windows 2008 License should I buy to virtualize it on Vmware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I need to install Windows 2008 Standard as a virtualized operating system. Which license should I buy to spend less ...
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Which media was used to install Windows 7

I need to find out if a deployment of Windows 7 to a network was done with OEM, Retail, Volume or VL (VLK) media. I need to know which product was used in case it is what is causing some licensing ...
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Physical to virtual, Unable to Re-Activate windows since it's Windows XP OEM. Willing to pay, what are my options? [closed]

I need to virtualize an IBM Laptop that one of the engineers at my company uses. The hardware is on it's last legs and setting up a new computer from scratch is not an option as it'd be too time ...
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SQL Server Costs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I`ve been looking on the web for quite a long time to find out the pricing for SQL Server. Microsoft makes you ...
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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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I have a KMS/MAC key for Excel 2010, where can I download the media? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I need to get the stand alone version of Excel 2010 installed on a server. I have the KMS/MAC key for it but I can't ...
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windows server CLT vs CAL [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? What's the difference between windows server CAL and CLT license for attached workstations? For example i have ...
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Do non-IIS web servers running on Windows 2008 Server require Client Access Licenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? For web applications I would like to run a JBoss AS on a 64 Bit Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard system. Does the ...
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Moving a Server 2008 physical server to a virtual environment: How, what, and licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a location w/ three servers: Server 1: SBS2003, running Exchange, file sharing, DNS, DHCP for domain1 and ...
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Installing KMS on a DC… good idea or bad?

What are your thoughts on installing a KMS server on a DC? Any drawbacks?
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Hosting Hyper-V VMs to customers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? So simple enough question really, I hope. I'm a little confused by Microsoft's licencing, go figure eh. I'm maybe ...
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How does Microsoft TechNet Subscription work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I want to use TechNet to download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 to two virtual machines. I am not familiar with ...
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What's the point of Software Assurance on a MS Volume License? [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to buy a whole bunch of Windows 7 licenses to upgrade XP and Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. It seems like a good time to start on an Open License agreement. Every ...
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Win 2008 Datacenter -> win 2008 standard. Is it possible?

Anyone know if there is a way to switch windows from one version (not release) to another, while also changing the licenses? We have a couple of virtual machines in an isolated domain which have ...
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change microsoft windows OEM license to volume license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're in the process of migrating a large number of users to a newer version of an important software package that ...
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Diference in windows 2008 R2 editions MSDN Technet Volume License [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Are there any differences when downloading a windows 2008 R2 standard edition from different sources like: Volume ...
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Microsoft Licensing - Can I use the wrong product key? [closed]

We are in the process of moving our Microsoft software licensing from Microsoft Action Pack Subscription to Open Value Licensing. We have enough licenses for all the software that we have purchased ...
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Microsoft Remote Evaluation Service

Microsoft used to offer a service where you could connect to an evaluation system via Remote Desktop and temporarily evaluate the new software. I believe this service existed 5+ years ago and ...
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Can windows 7 qualify for a windows XP volume license upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We've got volume license for xp professional upgrade. My predecessor thought that was enough to be compliant. We ...
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Installing Windows 7 Upgrade Based on Windows 2000 License - can it be done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a few PCs on which I have Windows 2000 Installed. I have recently decided to upgrade to Windows 7 (Home or ...
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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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Obtaining valid XP Professional licences? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hi Guys, I realise I'm probably on a fools errand, but I gotta ask: is there any way to obtain valid, legitimate XP ...
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What's the most cost effective way of purchasing Office 2010 for 40 PCs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have 40 PCs currently running Office XP Standard (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). We're finally looking to ...
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What happens if your Windows or Office Open License expires? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have 10 copies of Office 2007 that we purchased about 2 years ago on a Microsoft Open License (no Software ...
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Licensing, and inconsistant instances of SQL 2008 on Amazon EC2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My company is trying to virtualize our existing application stack through amazon EC2. Our current deployment stack ...
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Windows 7 CD keys, are they interchangable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am talking about during installation. Using regular licensing, not volume licensing. Amongst OSes of the same ...
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Microsoft Certified Partner - Report [closed]

Does anyone know a way to report a company claiming to be a "Microsoft Certified Partner" when they aren't? Or a way to truly check if they are or not?
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Windows Licensing Question [closed]

This is a fairly simple licensing question that has me confused. We have 3 servers: SERVER1,SERVER2,SERVER3 running on Windows Server 2003. We have 25 users. Do I need to buy 75 user licenses for ...
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Licensing for Windows 7 Pro running in VM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'd like to install Windows 7 Pro as a VM on our ESXi server. Unfortunately Microsoft has made things extremely ...
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Tools for auditing software license compliance

We need to get Office install numbers and compare them to license counts in order to ensure compliance. What tools are there for querying software installations on the network?
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Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Related to Windows web server for in-house apps?, but with a twist. Is a W2K8 Web Server licence acceptable for a ...
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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 ...
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SaaS licensing on Win2k8 R2 with SQL Server 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've got a product which I would like to start marketing as a SaaS product - I'm just a bit at a loss when it comes ...
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SPLA licensing, PartNumbers and OEM setups

We've recently signed an agreement with Microsoft in order to become part of the SPLA program, wich let's us rent different licenses of MS products. But we must before regularize our situation with ...
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Cheapest Place to Get Windows Server Licenses for Hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? So I have a hosting business and I tired of paying M$ an up front payment for Windows Server Web 2008, it screws up ...
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KMS is rejecting my license keys

I'm trying to activate a Windows 7 Professional laptop, and I have a Windows Server 2008 on which I've activated KMS: cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk {My_KMS_Key} My_KMS_Key is the key from the licensing ...
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Software asset tracking without network access

I have a lot of virtual machines running various windows and linux operating systems, and various apps (eg MS-SQL) that I need to audit/keep track of. The catch: Some of these machines are on ...
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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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Xendesktop OS licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Hi, Suppose I need to provide 200 virtual desktop simontaneously to my users. Do I need an OS license for the 200 ...
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OVS for Office 2010 - Macs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're right in the middle of planning/buying Office 2010 for our main office. We have a mixed enviroment with Office ...
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Windows licensing of a virtual copy of 2003 server standard edition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a licensed instance of 2003 server standard edition on a physical server. can i also then run a third party ...
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Windows Server 2003 Licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm looking to get a Windows Server 2003 box in the middle of my linux network. :( I'm just concerned about CAL ...
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Clarification on Hyper-V licensing, features, and version [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? As I understand it, you can do: Windows 2008 + Hyper-V role Windows Hyper-V Server (which is free I believe) ...
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SharePoint 2010 Licensing Costs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We will be implementing a public-facing website in SharePoint 2010 and I have a few questions regarding licensing: ...
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How do most small businesses acquire Office licenses?

A company I sometimes consult for is relatively small (40 employees), and they have a royal mess of Office licenses. OEM, Retail, Upgrades, O2K/XP/2K3/2K7, etc. They basically buy whatever retail ...