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  1. I would be very careful with this. Small Business Server CALs have always been distributed in 5 or 20 packs. Something is a little odd about someone offering a 15 pack. This could be something like 5 OEM packs, or 3 academic 5 packs or something like that. Before ordering I would recommend getting a list of included Microsoft part numbers so you can verify what you are getting.
  2. EBS Caps at 300 licenses. The only way you can get out of the 300 limit is to transition into stand alone server licenses.
  3. I am not sure what you are looking for in more contributions. The server and CALs set up seemed to be pretty well explained. Do you have a question about something other then the Windows Server or did part of the reply need further explination?
  4. If this was purchased through a Volume License agreement they have strict rules about license transfers. The information will be available through https://eopen.microsoft.com. Most likely they would not be able to do anything like sell on Ebay but if you check the license information in eOpen there may be a way to get a transfer done.
  5. Office Enterprise is only available though Volume License. What are you looking for in Enterprise that you don't have in Ultimate?
  6. This may vary by country however in US licenseing OEM usually comes with CALs to get additional you can get Retail packs if you can find anyone that actually stocks them. Or you can go into volume licensing including government. You should have no issue adding Volume License CALs into to the OEM server.
  7. I have not heard anything on this, but you can call Microsoft’s Terminal Services team at 888-571-2048 and they should be able to let you know for sure. Also they may be able to activate for you over the phone.
  8. It may be your version of Vista. If you are using a home version of Vista it can not connect to a server on a network.
  9. Based on ratings and cost Kaspersky is the best way to go. I have seen it usually rated in the top 3 and lower cost then most major competitors.
  10. Volume License for Servers is always a full license you do not need an OEM install. For Windows Vista/XP in licensing it is only available as an upgrade so you need a previous version install. Feel free to contact me directly for more information.
  11. If you have a Vista Business upgrade license available you can use that image. Assuming the system currently has XP Pro. If it has XP Home you would need to purchase a full license, OEM or Retail of Vista Business and add Software Assurance to get it into the volume license program.
  12. It depends on how the license was purchased. If it is an OEM or Retail package it is not likely that it would have downgrade rights. If it was a volume license purchase it will have downgrade rights and you can request a downgraded volume license media kit directly from Microsoft. Let me know if you have any questions I can try to clear them up.
  13. Even if possible, by the license it would not be a legal copy. You can buy an OEM Ultimate, but be aware it could cause Dell to not offer support on it.
  14. I like Lenovo, they seem to be very dependable. Acer is also good and generally much lower cost.
  15. It sounds like you might have downloaded the retail ISO. To get to the volume license ISO go to https://eopen.microsoft.com. After you log in add the agreement. After adding the agreement click the license link to agree to terms. After you have agreed to the terms click product downloads and you should have no problem. If you still have issues feel free to contact me though signature links.

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