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


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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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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 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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In-place upgrade of SharePoint 2013 Foundation to Full is not supported, the only supported upgrade type in this case is Database-attach upgrade. which the link you provided already mention (building a new environment and moving the database to it) Review supported editions and products for upgrading to SharePoint 2013: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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I have actually ran into this on a couple of servers running 2012 R2 recently and this solved it. Must be a 'feature'. http://www.tbngconsulting.com/blog/bid/404182/Licensing-mode-for-the-Remote-Desktop-Session-Host-is-not-configured In PowerShell, do the following: $obj = gwmi -namespace "Root/CIMV2/TerminalServices" Win32_TerminalServiceSetting $...


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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 the information. First (let's break it down): SQL Server 2000: SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('LicenseType'), SERVERPROPERTY('NumLicenses') SQL Server 2005+: The "...


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From http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/D/4/3D42BDC2-6725-4B29-B75A-A5B04179958B/WindowsServer2012VirtualTech_VLBrief.pdf For customers that want to have a highly virtualized environment, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition is the right edition to use. Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition will allow you to run unlimited virtual ...


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See: Downloading and licensing ESXi 5.x (2014574) @vmware.com, basically you fill out a registration form during ESXi download which result in an activation email, and if you follow through with the activation you will receive a license key for the free ESXi version. Once you have the free license key you add it and then switch your host over to it. With ...


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Where can I get installation sources for Windows Server 2012 that will allow activation with a commercial key? From your Microsoft Volume License Portal - likely the same place that you got the 2012 R2 ISO and key. They're two different ISOs and keys. After all, they're two different operating systems.


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Your warranty should be tied to the chassis of the server. Just like this, you should never have to give an individual component's serial number for support. This is especially true for a non-serviceable/non-accessible part like a CPU.


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Think about the timing here... When will you receive your proper servers? You have a 60-day trial of VMware which is unrestricted, so if you receive your servers before then... Your Essentials Plus license covers 6 sockets, not "three servers". If you install your license key onto a 4-socket server, you'll consume 4 sockets of licenses, leaving 2 sockets ...


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Wow... You have this all wrong. I'll try to clarify VMware's product offering. VMware vSphere is available for a 60-day trial. That includes all components necessary to install ESXi on your host servers and also download the VMware vCenter server appliance or software for (Windows). The current vSphere client can make basic modifications to vmx-10 ...


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Yes, updating through XenCenter is one of the features of the paid edition. On the free edition you need to (I somehow missed that difference between 6.2 and 6.5 - indeed Xencenter 6.5 allows updating 6.5 Xenservers via Xencenter even in the free edition) Alternatively you can as always apply patches from the command line, the correct procedure is ...


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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. It is assigned to the physical host on which the VM is running. The Windows VM is NOT being "de-licensed", it is being deactivated. It needs to be reactivated. ...


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The SA accout in SQL server is the traditional "System Administrator" and goes back to the time that was a Sybase product. It has zero relationship with Software Assurance or any licensing. It is just a standard account that is created so that one CAN (it can be disabled at install time or later) log in as a local machine administrator FOR THE DATABASE ...


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No it can't. That unfortunately is not explicity stated in the WS2012E website or in the requirements document, but under Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: The Windows Server Essentials Experience role in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 has the following limitations: Must be the domain controller at the ...


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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 idrac.embedded.1 You should see the license type output afterwards.


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Yes, it's per instance. From the Server Memory Options page on TechNet: Use max server memory to control memory usage. Establish maximum settings for each instance, being careful that the total allowance is not more than the total physical memory on your machine. 1st bullet under the Running Multiple Instances of SQL Server section toward the bottom....


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Edition: Do most sites consider it satisfactory to have a Developer edition running in DEV, QA, and STAGE environments, and then only run Enterprise Edition in Production? I'm specifically referring to server products such as BizTalk (2010/2013) and SQL Server (2008/R2 and 2012). In other words, if some software runs on Developer Edition, does ...


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I know this is an old post but since it comes up on top in a Google search I thought I'd add my findings for SQL 2012 and Open Volume License which probably also applies to 2008 From the x64 directory of the SQL 2012 Standard Open Volume installation media there is a file named DefaultSetup.ini That file contains the PID installation key required to do a ...


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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 Devices by display name and vendor esxcfg-scsidevs -l | egrep -i 'display name|vendor' # (compact) # List all Logical Devices each on a single line with limited ...


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