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How OEI licence differ from OEM licence

How OEI licence differ from OEM licence? Can I buy OEI for existing computers additionaly? For, example, Windows Server CAL 2016 English 1pk DSP OEI 5 Clt Device CAL ADD: Simple answer would be: OEI ...
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Cannot activate Windows 10 Enterprise E3

I bought a windows 10 enterprise E3 license. I have logged in with my admin @mydomain.onmicossoft.com account, created a new user and assigned the license to it. I then logged in with that user and ...
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Using pre-owned laptops with OEM windows

We use pre-owned laptops with OEM windows in our company. I think there is no license issue because the OEM windows is using with the original hardware. I also found this while searching. But I still ...
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What kind of licensing would you need for a Windows VM? [closed]

Here is the scenario; I plan to have at least four Windows-based virtual machines running on a Linux host using VirtualBox on my network. My users will connect to their assigned virtual machine (...
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MS SQL Server Licenses

I was having a discussion at work about the licensing model of Microsoft, in particular for SQL Server and we couldn't agree on the interpretation of "Active SA Quantity". So the question is, if for ...
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How does Windows Activation Inheritance work? (version 1803)

One of the new features in version 1803 of Windows 10 is Activation Inheritance. It's mentioned briefly in this technet blog entry, but without any elaboration. It's also mentioned here. but it's ...
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Azure VM Networking Issue

Long time reader, first time asker... So, here is my situation: I am consulting for a company for a azure migration project. For some reason, even though I have confirmed with several sources, I ...
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Can Windows 7 run indefinately without being on a network?

We would like to configure a very basic desktop PC delivered new with a Windows 7 operating system to operate in a completely isolated environment. No network access. What are the problems we should ...
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How do I remove builtin RDP CALs?

does anyone know how to remove builtin RDP CALs after installed purchased CALs? I recently purchased CALs and installed them, but the builtin CALs are still there and still issuing trial licenses to ...
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Transfer Windows 10 Pro volume upgrade license

I have 2 computers, both came with Windows 10 Home licenses. For one of them, I've upgraded it to Pro using my employer's volume license. Is it possible to downgrade the computer with the Pro ...
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If a system restore restores the registry to how it was before, then how come a trial version of a program does not reset?

I do the following in the given order: Create a system restore point. There is a note of what the registry looks like Download a program which has a trial of X days When that trial runs out, use ...
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Is a single Windows 10 license sufficient to native boot multiple differencing VHDs with a single parent VHD containing the Windows installation?

Windows 10 would only be installed into the single parent VHD, all others are just differencing VHDs. This is using native boot, not VMs.
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Windows Server 2016 Standard - Downgrade rights for Server 2008 VM converted from physical machine

Greetings, first question asked here; if there's anything amiss, let me know and I'll get it straightened out. I am in a circumstance that leads me to consider the following possibility, should it be ...
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Server CAL Licensing [closed]

Almost need a lawyer just to figure this stuff out. Tried asking on Microsoft's support site through chat, but got thrown the typical "Please check this KB" bs. I'm currently planning out an ...
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Is it possible to transfer a Windows “Home to Pro” licence key to another computer?

My computer came pre-installed with Windows 8 Home, the licence key being baked into the BIOS. I have since upgraded via the Microsoft-offered free channels to Windows 8.1 Home, and now Windows 10 ...

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