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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 ...


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


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 : ...


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.


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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