Questions tagged [licensing]

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Upgrade SQL sever 2017 Enterprise evolution to standard in Windows failover cluster in EC2

I'm trying to upgrade a SQL server enterprise evaluation to the standard edition (paid) on a Windows failover cluster in the EC2 instance. I plan to apply for the Server + Cal standard license on the ...
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Where can I find official Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition and SQL Server 2019 Web Edition ISO files that can be licensed through server providers [closed]

I am working with Servermania. They have bulk license option. Windows Server 2019 Standard edition is monthly 20$ and SQL Server 2019 Web edition is monthly 20$ However I don't want to use the ISO ...
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Do SQL Server 2016 Web Edition have CAL License? [duplicate]

I am looking for information of SQL Server 2016 Web Edition if it have CAL license but have not found any. Background: I have a web application for 20 concurrent users. We are planning to have SQL ...
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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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SysPrep Licensing Issues when creating a Windows 10 Build 1607 Image with Unattended.xml in Audit Mode?

My intent is to make re-deployment/provisioning of our Oracle POS faster so when one goes down it can be easily redeployed into the field. The POSs run an older build of Windows 10: 1607. I pulled a ...
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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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Exchange 2019 Licensing [duplicate]

I tried to look for this particular question, but not found so far. I would like to deploy Exchange 2019 standard on premise for ~120 user max (120 mailboxes). Question [1] regarding licensing: 1.I ...
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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 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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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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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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