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technet standard sub

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by rockstar6181, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. rockstar6181

    rockstar6181 Byte Poster

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    I bought the technet standard sub today and just been having a look through it. I noticed within the keys section I am allowed to download 1 or 2 keys for some products - I wanted to set up a lab with a a few DCs and maybe 4 or 5 windows 7 clients - Will I be able to do this as the way I have read it sounds like I will only be able to active 1 machine?
    thanks
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    Depends on the product. Some stuff you get a bunch of keys for, some only a couple - and some none at all...
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Remember Windows 7 gives you 30 days before it has to be activated (I believe Windows 2008 & r2 is the same, been a while I've had to do them due to KMS). So unless you will be using the same machines for over 30 day's technically you will not have to activate any machines unless you really have to (it's easy enough to decommission/commission a new DC in a test lab and add/remove clients).

    -Ken
     
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  4. SimonD

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    And you can re-arm upto three times before it finally bombs out.

    slmgr -rearm ftw*

    ** just do slmgr -rearm, don't do the ftw which stands for 'For The Win'.
     
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  5. toshiba145

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    you get around 10 keys each for most of the software.

    also each key can be used on upto 10 machines.
     
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  6. nugget
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    I've been using the same keys for around 4 years now and never had any problems.
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Windows 7 has been out for 4 years? :biggrin
     
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  8. nugget
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    You mean you don't have one of the 'special' subs? :twisted:
     
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