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Questions tagged [licensing]

A probably off-topic question relating to the terms and conditions under which a piece of software is permitted to be used by those others. Per the FAQ, licensing questions are generally off topic on SeverFault.

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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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Install Visual Studio Professional 2017 Build components (only)

I have an EA and I have found that some SDKs that are available from MS as separate installers, are included in VS Pro 2017, but not the Build Tools 2017. I would prefer to install VS Pro, since I ...
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Can you upgrade an AWS RDS sql server license to enterprise version after it's been running?

My company is trying to decide on whether to to buy a standard or enterprise license of Microsoft SQL Server on AWS. We will probably outgrow a standard license in 4-5 years, so we know we are going ...
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Running evaluation version of Windows Server in production [duplicate]

I did quite a lot of the search but this still is unclear to me. With modern automation and devops tools like packer/Ansible/Jenkins it is possible to deploy Windows Server instances easily and in ...
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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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Windows Server 2016 on Azure: “Remote Desktop licensing mode is not configured”

I have a Windows Server 2016 Virtual Machine in the Azure Cloud. Recently I logged in via Remote Desktop. I saw a message to the effect of "Remote Desktop licensing mode is not configured. Remote ...
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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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Hyper-V Licensing [duplicate]

I admit defeat in trying to understand the licensing on both Server 2012 and Server 2016. I have a single computer (server) with 24 cores (2 physical CPU in that machine) that I want to run (...
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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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TS / RDS Per-Device CALs [duplicate]

I thought this would be an easy question to find an answer to but, as with so many things related to MS licensing after searching all morning, I'm more confused than ever. I have a Server 2012 R2 ...
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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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MS Windows 2016 Licensing - Adding More Cores [duplicate]

I've got an installation with 24 cores in use, and Open License licensing to match. I want to add more cores to a couple of those servers, but am having a little trouble wrapping my head around the ...
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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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Office 365 Project Pro Licensing [duplicate]

I am hoping to better understand cloud-based licensing from Office 365. Specifically if it is legal / within the EULA to use all 5 installs / devices that come with Project Pro on Office 365 on 5 ...
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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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Windows 2012 Remote Desktop License error

I am exactly in this situation: Windows 2012 remote access can't connect The RDS role was installed erroneously, and the grace period to decide the licensing mode was left to expire; when I ...
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How to use Microsoft KMS server 2016 to activate a Windows Server 2008 R2

We are busy building a new environment. Most of our servers are Windows server 2016. And so is our KMS server. To run some old applications, we need to activate a few Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Vmware EULA - Essentials and vSphere Standard same site [duplicate]

Can a company run a vSphere Essentials cluster and maintain a vSphere Standard cluster at the same time and still be in license compliance in the VMware EULA? No requirement for all hosts to be ...
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Trying to understand Microsoft SQL and Windows Server licensing [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand how many licenses I'm supposed to purchase and check if I have the correct amount of purchased licenses. I have Windows Servers & SQL Servers in virtual environment. From ...
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Can I access a Windows 2016 server from a 2012 client through a 2012 server? [duplicate]

We have a bunch of thin clients with Server 2012 CALs. These thin clients mostly run RDP to a Windows 2012 server We want to put a SQL Server 2016 install on a Windows 2016 server. These are all ...
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Is it allowed to use VMware integrated containers without enterprise plus?

We use a VMware VCenter installation with a Essentials Plus license. The official VIC Documentation says the following Get vSphere Integrated Containers To obtain the latest official release of ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Trial Key Conundrum

I wasn't able to find a duplicate, but I apologize if this is. I have a server that has Windows Server 2012 Essentials installed and running in trial mode, which is about to expire. I have purchased ...
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SQL Server with more users connecting than user CALs purchased

SQL server standard 2014 and 2016: if 10 user CALs are installed for user based licensing (not core based), and 10 of the existing users on the domain connect to the SQL server all works fine. If my ...
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Remote Desktop Connection licensing error

I am using OpenVPN to connect my server, and after I start openvpn, service works, i can ping my servers, I even can connect to other servers, but on this one specific i get error after long time ...
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How to immediately (temporarily) install a Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation and upgrade later to the ROK version? [duplicate]

A friend of mine has to set up a Windows server box and is in a hurry – the server must be running asap. He has successfully ordered a IBM System x3100 M5 with appropriate RAM and HDDs. However, there ...
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Microserver Gen8 cannot install windows server 2012R2 does not see HDD or drivers for it

first time posting here. I have a problem with installing Windows server 2012 R2 on HP Microserver Gen8 that I have been struggling for acouple of days. I searched over forum but I can't find the ...
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Windows Server 2016 Standard and Remote Desktop

We've installed Windows Server 2016 Standard. We enabled the Remote Desktop (not the Remote Desktop Services). Everything went well, but every nearly two minutes, we are disconnected from the server. ...
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How Do I Identify Between Legal and Pirated Version of The Softwares [duplicate]

I have a problem to identify whether a software (an application) comes from legal version or pirated version (crack)? Please help me out. I would appreciate for any suggestion. Thanks.
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What is the right method to use Red Hat Software Collections on Amazon AWS EC2 instances?

I created a fresh Amazon EC2 instance for testing our software against the Apache 2.4 package from the Red Hat Software Collections. My main motivation was to test on a clean install without the cruft ...
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SCCM licensing on a Hyper-V cluster [duplicate]

We have two Microsoft Private Clouds: one consists of 8 nodes (each with two processors) and the other consists of 4 nodes (each with two processors). Call them Private Cloud A and Private Cloud B. ...
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Different Product Key & License in Microsoft Volume License and What is MAK Activations Used/Available*? [duplicate]

First, I dont familiar with windows volume license ... My company give me an access to check how many windows os license left In Microsoft Volume License, in menu License summary its show some thing ...
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Server 2012 RD Licensing Issue - No RD Client Cals

Running Server 2012 with RDS We have one device which employees use to access an app on a particular server, I brought a Device CAL for this, no problems accessing through this device. I ...
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Installing Server 2012 User CAL's from MPSA agreement

we have today received confirmation on our new MPSA agreement that our Server 2012 R2 Server and User CAL's have been added. I have installed the RD Licensing Manager on the 2012 R2 Standard server ...