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GNU/Linux Activation Technologies (GLAT) “license keys” are practical joke (arguably taken too far) Based on the Linux Genuine Advantage parody of the similar Microsoft programme http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/faq/ somebody actually set up a key server and printed stickers that allows them to instruct ignorant / gullible users that for using ...


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You should remove this glat-client from your affected systems, and treat this as a potential security compromise. Looking at the source code repositories for this so-called glat-official, we can see that they are based on the so-called Linux Genuine Advantage, a hoax licensing scheme for Linux which was meant as a parody of Windows Genuine Advantage (a ...


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Any SQL License that isn't a retail pack is pre-pidded so that isn't a worry. Sounds to me like he's charging you for software and isn't actually purchasing a license from Microsoft. If you have in fact purchased a SQL Server license then you are entitled to a sealed copy of the software, not a burned copy (which I'm pretty sure at this point is what he'd ...


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The hardware keys add an extra point of failure. I've seen them break. When they do break, you can't log into your card swipe system and give new people access to the building. sigh Always go software key if you have the choice. FlexLM (one of the more common license servers) for example is a real pain in the ass, but once it's up and running, you don't ...


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This is nothing to do with Azure, this is the limit imposed by Windows Server on remote administration, you can only have 2 administrators connecting to a server to manage it at once. If you need more than two connections then this is no longer remote administration, you are running a remote desktop server and providing applicaitons to users, which means ...


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Typically, volume licenses will be linked to a portal or account login for the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center or Microsoft Next Generation Volume Licensing websites. If your organization doesn't have an account established, please do so. You should be able to link to your licenses and see the relevant installation media downloads.


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It's a joke, mostly. The github link brings up glat-client, which in turn links to http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/ From http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/faq/: Q: Is this for real? A: It's for real in the sense that the code actually makes your computer less useful. Although there is an actual license server, it doesn't do anything except ...


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To address the title of your question, you don't. To address the content of your question, get a non-OEM key that doesn't violate the EULA.


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64-way guests are only supported with Enterprise Plus licenses. If you install your Ent+ license, you can configure a VM to have 64 vCPUs (though doing that on a 64 core machine is probably not a wonderful idea).


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As of Windows Server 2012 the installation no longer has a "trial license" built into it, previous versions of Windows had evaluation license keys built into the image. Now Windows must connect to the Internet to grab a trial license. If the server is connected the first time it boots, it will automatically connect and grab a license before the user even ...


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The CALs are not what is limiting you to 2 sessions. You need to go through the Remote Desktop Services installation process through Server Manager. Here is an article from Microsoft about the process: Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Quick Start Deployment for RemoteApp, Windows Server 2012 Style After you go through the process there is a 120 day grace ...


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Microsoft's VAMT will give you an overview of what licenses you have in use and their activation state. It won't break it down to specific keys, but you can use this to determine whether or not you're in compliance. If you have more than a handful of computers, you really should be using volume licensing anyway, that way you either have a single MAK key, or ...


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You'll have to go through the DRAC's web interface to apply it. (I've tried using radacm from a Linux install on the system--racadm license import -f <filename> should work--but I keep getting told that my iDRAC doesn't support racadm commands.) From the BIOS, press F2 to enter System Setup and go to "iDRAC Settings". Configure its network and its ...


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What you did wrong is adding the key. Which you needed because... ah. You should have installed Datacenter on Hyper-V. With a proper key that would auto activate any VM on it. Hyper-V on the host is not beneficial licensing wise in most cases, and technically means no auto activation. There is pretty much zero benefit from installing Datacenter on a VM. ...


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Nope... Your scenario won't work. You will need vCenter Standard to manage more than three hosts. If you attempt to license the Essentials Plus hosts under vCenter Standard, you will receive an error like this: You have a couple of options before resorting to a keygen, though 🐼. You can look into converting your existing Essentials Plus licenses to ...


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Yes. It's a MAK, so you're supposed to use the same product key, up to the number of allowed activations. See Microsoft's Volume Licensing FAQ for the full details.


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We're missing the version of the vSphere you're using here. That's very important. To answer your question, though, all features are enabled during the VMware trial period... (to get you hooked like crack) I see the 32 vCPU limitation you speak of... You may need to do this through the vSphere Web Client interface and/or update your VM's virtual hardware ...


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Run slmgr.vbs -dli from a command prompt (cmd.exe). It tells you the OS Version and the activation type (OEM, Retail, Volume license).


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1000 users on a decent server is nothing. I think 10.000 is where you need an additional server. Clustering is more about - what do you do when your server fails? Wait? 1000 users FOR ME would mean enterprise license, not because it is technically needed, but because at the end I would want clustering on 2 machiens so that I can avoid downtime on a hardware ...


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Unfortunately, I think there's too many different bits of virtual hardware that get stamped as VMware to completely mask the fact that it's a VM, and not a ton of ways to change what's getting presented. However, there is some hope for tricking this specific application, if you can figure out what it's keying on and hide that information. If it's keying on ...


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According to this article (referenced originally by nopol's answer) it is possible to change the product key of a SQL Server 2008[1] installation by performing the following steps: Open SQL Server Installation Centre From the Maintenance screen choose Edition Upgrade Enter the new new product key It is also possible to change the product key at the command ...


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Per https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174396.aspx: LicenseType is Unused. License information is not preserved or maintained by the SQL Server product. Always returns DISABLED. This is true for 2005+, so it does NOT mean that you are using an unlicensed version, contrary to the previous answer.


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The answer to this question suggests that automatically pulling the license info out of a single .deb package is non-trivial. I suspect there is no easy way to do what you want. Since the answer I linked to has been updated, I'll update mine too. This is beginning to change, as the debian/copyright file is now required to be machine-interpretable, so ...


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Adding more Licenses will not improve the performance of the server at all. The licenses for SQL are not 'installed' nor is the server in actually aware of them, thus why the user is able to have a database with 35 unlicensed users. See the SQL 2008 License Guide which could help.


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I'm affraid it's impossible. You can only try to apply it to products you have (in newer software made by Microsoft there is option change product key; when key does not work nothing will happen). If you may have applied it the serial is stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProductKey.


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Disconnect the server and replace the server with a new host... Or you can simply remove the host from the vCenter setup. E.g. disconnect the host from your centralized management. That will release the license. It's possible that the number of available CPU's is NOT the correct number.


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You never activated it online...you have to do that to allow for the full 180 days. For all editions, you have 10 days to complete online activation, at which point the evaluation period begins and runs for 180 days. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574204.aspx


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Regarding possible : No sir. As you should have learned from reading just about any of the technical documentation about the product that you bought, you would know that a server with Essentials on it is a domain controller, which, by definition, means that it must be in a domain. Regarding licensing : such questions are explicitly off-topic here for ...


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The easiest way to solve this problem is to run CentOS or Fedora, rather than RHEL. Anything along the lines of walking the filesystem using sed is a path of madness.


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Standard edition allows you to run two Windows Server VMs and unlimited # of other operating system VMs.


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