Questions tagged [licensing]

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Windows Docker and MS Server OS license [duplicate]

How does Docker windows container and windows server license work? [True/False] I need a single Windows Server license irrespective of number of containers hosted in the node? I know in ...
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Windows Server licensing when exporting VM from Google Cloud

I have a WS 2012 R2 VM running under Google Cloud Platform. It is using a datacenter WS license provided by Google. What are the options to export that VM to an on-premises infrastructure and keep WS ...
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Is The Cisco AnyConnect licenses shariable between two low-end ASAs?

I have two low-end Cisco ASA 5506-X with bundled Security Plus licenses. These ASAs are just for remote dial-in VPN access for our staff. Now all users using IKEv2 and IPSec/L2TP (IKEv1) connection ...
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SharePoint Online app registration - license usage

We have an O365 account and one user assigned license for SharePoint online, among other O365 software. A C# asp.net based application will need to interact with SharePoint online using SharePoint SDK ...
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How to integrate Windows-only service (licensing) [duplicate]

we have web app(Django with postgresql) currently running in Linux but now have to integrate some Windows only software. It's service that collects data from some devices on local network and expose ...
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remote desktop licensing service on windows server 2016 keeps crashing

I have 3 standalone licensing servers in my environment, no RDS deployment. All three of them are Windows 2016. On all of them, the Remote Desktop Licensing service keeps crashing since 2 weeks or ...
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Users in Admin Center not in sync with users in Teams Admin Center

being fairly new to azure cloud I'll explain the issue the best I can. In Admin Center (admin.microsoft.com) there's a tab in which I created a user (user A), to give him access to teams (licenses ...
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Which licence covers all of Intune, Azure AD Premium and Office 365?

Not sure if this is the right stackexchange forum for this question, but I am wanting to deploy Azure AD Premium, MS Intune and Office 365. Is there one licence that covers all of these? From what ...
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Windows Server RDS CAL Per User EULA - Can same user account be concurrently shared between different people?

We are studying possibilities to deliver our Windows desktop app as a SaaS offer. Our idea is to expose our application thru RemoteApp. To connect to our application, each of our clients will ...
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Redhat licence under spacewalk [duplicate]

If I use spacewalk to manage the updates and errata with a RHEL system which is also registered on the RHEL portal, have I broken the license agreement?
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Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition Licensing for Virtual Machine on Hyper-V [duplicate]

I have windows server 2019 standard edition installed on my host machine and with 2 additional Windows server 2019 on Hyper-V virtual environment. Now I want to install 2 more windows 10 client VMs (...
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KMS Activation for machine that's rarely on site

We have an employee who is about to change roles. They're moving to another state, and we are accommodating this by letting them switch to a remote position. After the change, the employee will only ...
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Strange labels on our servers [duplicate]

I'm a system administrator in our company. I have purchased some HP servers. I asked my local vendor to install CentOS on them using original images. When I went to server room today to install them,...
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Do I have to purchase java license to use Jenkins? [duplicate]

We are using Jenkins to build and deploy apps to production and staging. While migrating our Jenkins Servers to a newer server, we have realized that apparently Java RTE now requires a license to use. ...
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Does Office 365 offer a floating / network licensing model? [duplicate]

Such that only up to N licenses can be shared between 5 x N users on different computers at the same time?
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Purchasing a license for enterprise GNU/Linux

After recent software update I have found the following message from program glat-client in system logs of some systems: This copy of GNU/Linux is not activated. See https://gitlab.com/glat-...
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Office 2016 license missing - cloned volume licensed application

Scenario: Office 2016 Enterprise Plus (volume license version) is installed on a base image of Windows 10, then when cloned onto workstations, they report that Office is missing its license and needs ...
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What kind of licensing is needed for using Windows images with PXE? [duplicate]

I was thinking of using thin clients with PXE booting, using a Windows virtual disk image and CCBoot in Wine on Linux. Even though it is a single Windows image, it may be distrubuted to many clients. ...
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Why is SQL Server 2017 Web Edition capping at 25% CPU usage?

I am using Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Web Edition in a virtualized environment hosted on Amazon EC2. Per Microsoft's Editions and supported features of SQL Server 2017 page, the "Maximum compute ...
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How to license windows test systems? [duplicate]

We are creating a bunch of test vms on a daily basis. Now we want to do it with windows. We want to create a checkpoint which includes a defined windows update status and some data. This checkpoint ...
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Licensing multiple local Window guest VMs [duplicate]

I have a client who needs their users to run multiple local Windows virtual machines on their laptops. Some users have 3-5 VMs, while others have 10+. I'm aware of the following two routes for ...
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Convert server 2012 R2 to Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have a server machine, with regular desktop hardware that I have obtained from my company. It is currently running Windows Server 2012 R2. The intention is to use it as a media server, connected to ...
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Windows RD Licensing: Double license from uppercase and lowercase user name

I was having problem with RDS license. So I checked my license usage, and found out that a user takes 2 license. The user DOMAIN\pajak below is using DOMAIN\PAJAK and DOMAIN\pajak. I can't revoke the ...
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Using windows server 2016 essentials without licence [duplicate]

I have uninstalled the product key from windows server 2016 essentials using cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -upk from a evaluation copy. I was just wondering if I can use the server ...
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Office 365 - swap subscriptions of two users

My organization has two active Office 365 subscriptions - Business Essentials and Business Premium. I want to swap the subscription of two users - the one with Essentials to get Premium, and the one ...
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Retaining Windows Server 2016 Licence when migrating VMs

So I'm trying to figure out how best to keep our active (legitimate) Windows Server 2016 Licence when migrating from ESXi to Proxmox. I have done a quick n dirty migration and it all seems to work ...
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Why would you activate Server Standard edition on a Datacenter Edition host?

Windows Server Datacenter Edition allows many things to include Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA). Using AVMA, you can activate equal to & lower & older editions than the host. I can ...
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Run SQL Server Standard 2017 Edition Together with SSRS 2017 Developer Edition

Has anybody ever tried running SQL Server 2017 Standard with SSRS Developer Edition and had it worked successfully? I'm setting up a client environment in Azure. This will be there production ...
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Windows Server 2016 Datacenter VMs running on Hyper-V Server 2016

I misread something or I'm doing a terrible mistake here, hopefully you guys can help me. I have set up a Hyper-V Server 2016 on my physical machine (or bare metal as it's called) which has 1 ...
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How many VMs can I install on Windows Server 2016 standard?

With 1 Windows Server 2016 Standard (WS2016s) license (running Hyper-V) installed as host on a physical machine, how many VMs can I install on that machine? Is there a limit? Could I install 10 ...
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How to license a server with two processors, 16 cores and Windows Server 2016 Standard? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused by the Windows Server 2016 per core licensing model. I've a server with two processors and 16 cores, which I want to use as a Hyper-V host with 5 guests. Now I can buy Windows ...
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Windows Server 2016 licensing in a remote desktop scenario [duplicate]

I want to use a Windows Server 2016 instance as a Hyper-V host. This server should provide several Windows 10 VMs to users which connect via RDP onto the machines. Is this only possible with a RDS ...
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Hosting center has requested admin access to all our servers

I'm a small company having a few servers hosted in a managed hosting center, mainly Windows 2016 and a few Windows 2008 servers. I have now received a rather disturbing email where they request full ...
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Licensing: Windows Server 2016 with Remote using [duplicate]

I want to buy one windows server 2016 standard license. As this server will locate in Data Center, I do need to remote to access when I want to use it. The user who manage it is only me (1 user), but ...
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How many RDS CAL licenses do I need? [duplicate]

I have 1 server with OS Windows Server 2012R2 where I need to install Remote Desktop Services role. I know that without RDS CAL I can connect to this server via RDP 2 users but what when I need to ...
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What MS licences would allow us to host client systems? [duplicate]

As I understand it, Microsoft licencing is tied to an organisation. My company is a gold partner and has volume licensing. We're toying with the idea of hosting some of our clients systems, but don't ...
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Unlicensed workstations in Active Directory

I am an auditor and I have found that two of the users in the company I work for have unlicensed Windows operating systems, which leads me to believe there might be others. I am curious to know if ...
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Server 2012 R2 is not using my Server 2012 R2 License Server

First Question: I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server that hosts my license server. It is set up with two sets of licenses packs (a 5 user cal and a 10 user cal). Currently on the first pack of 5, ...
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Windows Server 2016 Standard License for VMS & RDS CAL [duplicate]

We are a small business with two HP Servers(HPE ProLiant DL380) virtualized with ESXi, containing 7 VMs of Windows Server OS(2016). As per Hardware documentation, each server has single processor ...
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Office 365 mailbox quota doesn't match license

In Office 365, 9 of ~130 user accounts are assigned the license Office 365 Enterprise E3 which, according to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/exchange-online-limits.aspx#StorageLimits, ...
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Are CAL licenses necessary for this?

I work in a company and I have been confronted with the following problem. I have to mount a server with windows 2012 Server R2 in which Active Directory will be installed to control the logins of ...
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Upgrading SQL Server (2014) Express to Standard

I have a server running SQL Server 2014 Express Edition that is fast approaching the 10GB limit for a database. I've now purchased SQL Server 2014 Standard and wish to use it. SQL Server is no longer ...
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Microsoft Exchange Online Plan one Licence fee for additional user

I want to know how Microsoft will charge license fee for new license added to the same subscription, I contacted MS but didn't get much clarity from the guy or i was not able to understand what me is ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2016 to Standard upgrade

We installed Server Essentials 2016. Essentials requires the server to be DC. We don't use the domain, we only use it as a file server. Can we do an in-place update to Server Standard R2 and not use a ...
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ESET Endpoint Protection - License will soon be overused

ESET Remote Administrator (ERA) keeps warning me that my license will soon be overused. The number of units in use, listed by License Management doesn't match the the number of computers I have ...
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Using MSDN Licenses on AWS EC2

I'm working on a project that requires the use of existing MSDN licenses to stand up Windows Server EC2 instances and, from what I understand, to remain license compliant these need to be provisioned ...
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Microsoft Desktop OS licensing in VDI

We are planning a VDI solution, The desktop licensing is really confused me. In a VDI environment, let's say I will use Thin Client on Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon, So I will have all my ...
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MS SQL Server 2014 license reusability

I have a MS SQL Server 2014 Standard license in my server. I need to restore a database in a different secondary machine to get data of a particular table from a backup. The problem is that this ...
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Vista to windows 7 upgrade [closed]

I am planning to upgrade from Windows vista business to windows 7 home. Can I perform a format on the system disk, boot from the installation DVD, and install the OS on it with it still having a valid ...
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(lmgrd) Connection attempt to redundant server failed

I am trying to setup a triad of redundant servers for licensing with FlexNET's licensing tool. Currently I've got a test license from my vendor. Starting the servers works fine, license works. The ...

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