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My two vm´s reboots after 5-6 days. I have understand that its because of a licensing problem,but I have two different licenses on each VM 2016 Essentials. On my host I use HP´s free custom Esxi serialnumber. I dont undestand what can be the problem?

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model of your computer? And the Operating System (OS)?

HP Proliant HOST OS on the VM´s is Server 2016 Essentials

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your computer? What have you tried so far?

In ca. 2 weeks. I have not tried anything but I thinking about buying two Standard licenses

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Tech Support Specialist: William Harder, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago
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Hello.

For virtualization, Server 2016 Essentials does not allow two servers to be activated with the same license. You can run Essentials twice if you have two separate VM's that run essentials.

For compliance, you can buy 1 server Standard license and license two Server 2016 Standard as long as they are on the same box.

You cannot license Essentials with Standard licensing, though you can convert your Essentials to Standard server instance. If you put in the 2016 Standard license key into your Essentials servers, they will upgrade to Standard and may require a reboot.

Licensing can be confusing from Microsoft if you haven't dealt with it a lot in the past.

Please let me know the result and if you need further assistance. This should resolve your request. Also, please provide a

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you for the answer but my two VM-servers are NOT activated with the same license. They have two different serialnumbers. The DC is not a VM but an HP server with 2008R2.
Tech Support Specialist: William Harder, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Just so I understand,

You have two VM's with server essentials 2016 on a VMWare host. You also have a separate physical server with server 2008R2 that is your DC?

If this is the case, then I would re-activate the two servers with essentials 2016 or purchase standard and license both that way.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Okay Thank you for the tip. I will try to reactivate both the VM-servers. I think they where activated before they became domainmembers. I´ll give you 5 stars if this works.
Tech Support Specialist: William Harder, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Thank you. I have seen this before where the servers need to be reactivated in a virtual environment.
If this still doesn't work, I would be more than happy to continue working with you until this is resolved.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you for good service. I´ll coming back to you in a couple of days. Hopefully the servers now will stops shutting down.
Tech Support Specialist: William Harder, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 2 months ago

Sounds great!

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