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How to apply "per-user access pricing" to users in Azure

we have an Azure environment and are planning to deploy Azure Virtual Desktop for our customers. We figured that we need per-user access pricing for licensing. So we enrolled the only Azure ...
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Azure Virtual Machine Images for Windows Server Standard Edition

When creating a new VM via the Azure Portal we only see Datacenter Edition, yet the docs seem to make it clear that Standard Edition is a valid option in Azure; although you have to create your own ...
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Can't manage to update a subscribed RHEL Server 6.0

So I'm running a Virtual RHEL Server 6.0 as a lab server (Hosted on Hyper-V) to remember and practice. I managed to RPM install subscription-manager package since RHN Classic is no longer up. To get ...
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Trouble switching accounts on teams devices

Because user licensing for teams devices is deprecated, I need to switch to an Office 365 resource account, licensed with Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic. I've created a resource called 'Teams Meeting ...
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Remote desktop services licensing activation and errors for windows server 2022?

Question Remote desktop services licensing activation and errors for windows server 2022? Setup history In my small coaching institue computer lab with 25pc. 15 pc are Independet desktops and 10 are ...
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New Java licensing on servers - JDK or Java SE? [duplicate]

I'm evaluating whether I should code a new (possibly commercial) Linux server software in Java 19. I just noticed that beside of the major Oracle license disaster a few years ago, there is a new ...
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How can I assign a vSphere Tanzu license to a Supervisor Cluster programmatically?

I have a vSphere Tanzu license already available in my vCenter Server. Now I want to assign that license to a Supervisor Cluster. It works through the vSphere Webclient manually, but I need to do it ...
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Windows server standard, processes not able to utilize all physical CPU

Please find the attached picture. I have windows server 2019. with SQL server web edition and IIS. the CPU always shows (on all 4 servers of same specification) that its utilizing only 48 cores (out ...
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GCP Windows Server license - buy or pay-as-you-go

I need to deploy a Windows Server instance into GCP. I don't fully understand how licensing work and what are options are. I find the pay-as-you-go model really expensive, the server I'll have will be ...
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What Microsoft licenses do I need for this scenario? [duplicate]

We would like to deploy a program to multiple users via remote desktop. Now we are trying to find out what kind of licenses we would need for this. Unfortunately, none of us have a clue about Windows ...
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Cannot configure MFA even after acquiring Azure AD Premium P1 license

I am trying to configure two-factor authentication for a specific set of users from a particular location. For that, I recently purchased Azure AD Premium P1 license and I'm the global admin of my ...
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Why can I use more licenses in M365 than purchased?

In my Microsoft 365 admin center, I can see: Assigned licenses: 3 Purchased licenses: 1 I checked the invoices and I am indeed charged for only one license. How is that possible?
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RDP server not getting proper licensing

I am currently setting up my Windows VMs to be connected to the licensing server, which is already configured, using the Per User CAL. Even though it seems to be running normally, when I log in to the ...
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How do I license remote desktop servers without Active Directory?

My company provides some of our clients with remote desktop servers with which to run our physical software. Each server is its own virtual machine hosted on AWS, and each user on the machine is a ...
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Sql Server Standard 2019 Core Licensing [duplicate]

*Sorry, found other licensing questions on the site so naturally assumed these were ok here... The suggested post did not answer the question I specifically asked Please remove the post if I've ...
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RDS Licensing multiple servers

I'm not seeing this specific example answered so I'll put it here. If I have 2 RDS VMs running in 1 location and I have user CALs but users will likely be connecting to both machines at the same time, ...
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Deploy an Azure VM of image Windows 10 Pro (with license)

I am trying to create a Windows VM in Azure using the Azure Portal. The image (base OS for the VM) I selected for the VM was : Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2 - Gen 1 But the licensing for this Image ...
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Is there a flexible calculator available that can walk you through complex SQL licensing? [duplicate]

The basic license guide for Microsoft SQL Server is 40 pages in length. This document references still more documents on various topics, options, and definitions used for licensing. The license that ...
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Server 2012R2 Foundation with 2019 Standard

We have done a FSMO migration from a Server 2012R2 Foundation to Server 2019 Standard. After uninstalling the ADDS from the foundation server we started having a licensing issue with this popup: "...
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SUSE SLES Licensing in GCP after migration from AWS

I migrated an SLES image from AWS to GCP following this Guide. Recently I realized that the repositories aren't working due to the fact that the machine is not properly registered to SMT. Since I don'...
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User licensing for Remote Desktop Connections on Azure VMs

I have one VM on Azure running Windows Server 2016 that will act as a Terminal Server. I can make a Remote Desktop Connection to the box but when one more user tries, it kicks off the first ...
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Downgrade Windows Enterprise to Enterprise LTSC

It is possible to Downgrade Windows 10 Enterprise to Enterprise LTSC? I have Windows 10 Enterprise and I want to test LTSC version I didnt find any information on internet Thanks
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RDS licensing servers HA

I'm trying to understand the correct way to configure two licensing servers for high availability, in per user mode. I have 100 users, and 100 Cal's in total. I have two licensing servers; lic1 and ...
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Granting full global domain admin rights to license reseller?

We are buying Microsoft 365 licenses and the reseller is requesting full global domain admin rights in order to administer the licenses. I'm thinking, "no way in Hello Kitty", but maybe I'm ...
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How hypervisor updates lead to changes in dmidecode?

For licensing purposes our application (running on CentOS) uses the output of dmidecode to generate a system ID. Recently, with more of our customers using the software in virtual machines, we are ...
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Windows Datacenter Server Licensing

my boss purchased a Windows 2019 Data center license. The issue is that a colleague installed it incorrectly, where he installed 2016 Standard on the Host and then tried to use license for the VM's. ...
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How many cores can each VM have with free ESXi?

I am a bit confused about VMware's licensing with vSphere Hypervisor (the free one). I have a server with 2 X5650 Intel processors which have 6 cores each and 12 threads. What would be the maximum ...
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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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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 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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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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