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According to the quick test I did, an OEM product key will not work on a standard ISO that you can download from Microsoft. I got the below error trying to activate it, which I suppose makes sense. The OEM Product ID on an OEM version of Windows is different from a non-OEM version, and ends in AAOEM to make the distinction clear. OEM licenses also come ...


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After going to bed, the system has activated the terminal services role by itself. All components have been correctly licensed.


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Software assurance give you the right to upgrade during software assurance life . You don't have to transfer license but request new one. Its in your microsoft vlsc account. http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/software-assurance/ be carefull with virtual licensing . microsoft say : 2012 r2 is 2 vitual + 1 physical references : ...


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Per https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174396.aspx: LicenseType is Unused. License information is not preserved or maintained by the SQL Server product. Always returns DISABLED. This is true for 2005+, so it does NOT mean that you are using an unlicensed version, contrary to the previous answer.


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On VMware, both serial numbers and system UUID returns equivalent values. Exemple: Serial Number: VMware-56 4d 36 0a d3 df f6 ad-8c 21 07 c2 4d 58 d6 42 UUID: 564D360A-D3DF-F6AD-8C21-07C24D58D642 Basically the serial number is the UUID (with some extra spaces) prefixed with VMware. There is a standard and easy way to get the system UUID which works on ...



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