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Does SQL licence expire for a single instance? [duplicate]

I have two instances of SQL server namely Adventure and instance 2. Now I cannot start SQL server from services for Adventure but the instance2 is fine. Once i go through the log file it showed SQL ...
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Server 2016 eval to essential

currently I have the following running: Name: Windows(R), ServerStandardEval edition Description: Windows(R) Operating System, TIMEBASED_EVAL channel Product Key Channel: Retail:TB:Eval and bought a ...
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Convert Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience to Core

How can you convert a Desktop Experience edition of Windows Server 2016 to a Core edition? For previous insider builds you use the powershell uninstall-windowsfeature cmdlet to remove features such as ...
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Can't get Server 2012 Evaluation download to install

I have downloaded both server standard and essentials and put the Iso onto a USB stick and tried to install them on a virgin server with clean drives which are formatted. The USB boots and starts the ...
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How do I interpret this Load Test result?

We used BlazeMeter to evaluate our site's capability to handle load. I set up a simple script that logs in (using a special page which ensures each load test user has a different account), visits ...
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Windows Evaluation -> Full version- do I have to rebuild the OS? [duplicate]

I have been using a evaluation version of Sever 2012 Standard for the last few months and want to now buy the retail version. Is there a way to retain the same copy of Windows, but turn it into a ...
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Is it possible to upgrade using the Windows Server 2012 evaluation?

I've got a Windows Server 2008 Standard installation here that I'm trying to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Server, using the evaluation version. (The scenario is essentially that I need to test the ...
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Converting Sql Server 2012 RTM from trial to licensed edition

Similar questions have been asked about 2008, but there appears to be a dearth of information on SQL Server 2012. Does it require a reinstall? Will it go through an upgrade process (and what does ...
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Virtualisation current physical environment [closed]

We are planning to do a migration with our current physical environment to a new, virtualized SAN infrastructure. To keep it short, we want to migratie first our DC (3), Exchange (1) and file server. ...
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GotoMyPC ? Concerns or OK?

A few users have taken it upon themselves to install this software on there work computers and use iphones/ipads to connect. Current setup is anyconnect / ciscovpn to connect and use remote desktop to ...
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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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SQL Server Trial Edition to Full Edition

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 for the 180 day trial. We tested the system and it's working fine, and I wanted to convert it to full version. The problem is, I have a volume key licence to SQL Server,...
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Running multiple evaluation instances of SQL Server 2008

I'm playing around with sql 2008 server. I have already installed an enterprise evaluation instance and i added another one. Installation runs fine, but i cannot connect to the second instance. Server ...
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SQL2008 evaluation period

I install a sql2008 enterprise evaluation edition instance with evaluation license. is there any way to get how many days are left before expires the evaluation period ?
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Pros/Cons of switching from Exchange to GMail

We are a medium-large non-profit company, with around 1000 staff and volunteers, and have been using MS Exchange (currently 2003) for our mail system for years. I recently attended a Google ...
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Web Analytics Services - Do you have any experience with Piwik?

As the question suggests, I'm looking at installing Piwik to monitor my sites. Currently I'm using Clicky, which works well but I'm reluctant to upgrade to the paid version. Does anyone have any ...
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How much time left on Windows Server 2008 Evaluation

How can you get the server to tell you how much time is left on a Windows Server 2008 evaluation installation?
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Issue tracker requirements

I haven't done this for quite a while, but I'm actually going to go through the process of evaluating various issue trackers. Starting with these requirements: needs to be customizable (custom ...