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Strange labels on our servers

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....
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Purchasing a license for enterprise GNU/Linux

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 ...
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Strange labels on our servers

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? ...
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How to install RDP Client Access License trial or use its grace period?

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 ...
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Windows Server 2016 Datacenter VMs running on Hyper-V Server 2016

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 ...
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How many VMs can I install on Windows Server 2016 standard?

Standard edition allows you to run two Windows Server VMs and unlimited # of other operating system VMs.
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Retaining Windows Server 2016 Licence when migrating VMs

A virtual machine is NEVER licensed. A license is ALWAYS assigned to the physical host. You use a license key to activate a VM but that does not mean that the license is assigned to the VM. It is not. ...
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How to view SQL Server licenses

I know this post is older, but haven't seen a solution that provides the actual information, so I want to share what I use for SQL Server 2012 and above. the link below leads to the screenshot showing ...
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Activate a Remote Desktop License Server without GUI

This code should handle the activate the license server by PowerShell part of your question and may give you ideas for the rest. # ---------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Azure Virtual Machine Images for Windows Server Standard Edition

The only valid reason to use Standard over Datacenter is saving on licensing costs. Which makes sense when you are actually buying the license to install the OS on your own hardware, but makes no ...
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What is the right method to use Red Hat Software Collections on Amazon AWS EC2 instances?

Ensure the Red Hat Update Infrastructure (RHUI) configuration is up to date: yum update rh-amazon-rhui-client List the available repositories: yum repolist all Find the appropriate repository, and ...
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What steps are necessary to apply an Enterprise license to an iDRAC7 that shipped with a different license?

First I test the racadm account locally: racadm getsysinfo And if that works drop the XML file on that systems desktop and do the following: racadm license import -f "C:\somepath\lic.xml" -c ...
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Can VMWare ESX(i) pull the serial numbers of the physical hard drives of its physical host?

You can SSH into your ESXi server and use the esxcfg tools to find this information. # List all Logical Devices known on this system with device information esxcfg-scsidevs -l # Filter Logical ...
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How many VMs can I install on Windows Server 2016 standard?

A distinction needs to be made about what the licensing allows; Standard Edition licensing allows for 2 guest Windows OSE instances under a single Standard Edition license for the host. BUT You may ...
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Why is SQL Server 2017 Web Edition capping at 25% CPU usage?

Per Windows Task Manager in the virtual environment I have 4 virtual processors. But when I run a long-running, taxing SQL query the CPU utilization maxes out at 25%. Which means that even if the VM ...
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Deploy an Azure VM of image Windows 10 Pro (with license)

To deploy a Windows 10 VM in Azure you must already own Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5 per user or Windows Virtual Desktop Access per user licences for Windows 10, you cannot use an Azure provided ...
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Windows 2012 RDS Server asking for Licensing Mode when it's already set?

Hit this problem earlier today - identical symptoms on a Server 2012 R2 RDS setup. The deployment properties showed the licensing mode and license server correctly but licensing diagnosis said the ...
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Can other Windows Servers be in the same AD domain with a Windows Essentials server?

I understand that Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 must be deployed as a the only domain controller in an environment. You can have a second DC with Essentials (as you could with SBS--there were ...
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Can Windows 7 Professional OEM be imaged using WDS?

At the last place I worked we bought a ton of new and refurbished Dell PCs, they either had Dell Windows 7 Certificates of Authenticity or they came with Windows 8. On those systems, I did ...
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How to install RDP Client Access License trial or use its grace period?

After you install the RDP roles, you should be able to use unlimited CALs for the grace period: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh553157(v=ws.10).aspx 120 days I believe. The Grace ...
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How to use Microsoft KMS server 2016 to activate a Windows Server 2008 R2

A Windows Server KMS key allow to to activate any older version of Windows Server. So, since you added Windows Server 2016 KMS keys to the KMS server, you have nothing special to do, your Windows ...
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Office 365 - swap subscriptions of two users

There is a 30 day window after removing a license before data is removed in O365. I've successfully pulled and swapped licenses without any issue. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365/...
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Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition Licensing for Virtual Machine on Hyper-V

If you are planning to Purchase Server 2019.. Two things you should keep in your mind 1. Number of servers (In case of Virtual machine) 2. Number of cores in your server For your case, Already ...
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Cannot configure MFA even after acquiring Azure AD Premium P1 license

With Azure AD Premium P1 license, you can configure conditional access like below: Please try assigning Security Administrator role and note that it may take a few hours to reflect. To configure MFA ...
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Windows server standard, processes not able to utilize all physical CPU

As vidarlo has already mentioned, your CPUs have total 48 cores/96 logical processors (due to hyperthreading). According to Microsoft, SQL Server Web Edition supports up to 16 cores: Scale limits ...
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Hosting center has requested admin access to all our servers

They got audited and forget to mention to Microsoft that those asset are not their. Microsoft audit by legal’s name, thus, the hosting company, is wrong to list you and your asset. Legally speaking ...
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How many RDS CAL licenses do I need?

The two "built in" licenses are for administration of the server. They may not be used in the way you intend your users to use the server. You need to purchase 10 RDS CAL's.
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Unlicensed workstations in Active Directory

Though to use Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to get a report ? The Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) enables network administrators and other IT professionals to automate and ...
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Unlicensed workstations in Active Directory

Yes, there are multiple options. From the Scriptin Guys Blog, get the Get-ActivationStatus snippet (or function) and try something like this: Get-ADComputer -Filter * | Get-ActivationStatus | Export-...
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Server 2012 R2 is not using my Server 2012 R2 License Server

For your second question; as Greg answer you the first question. When I have 10 users on my domain logging on to multi servers does a ONE USER CAL license allow for a bunch of logins to different ...
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