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Computer Unique ID to Restrict illegal copy

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  • Dear Friends,

    Please as I want to seek technical advice/help I have a question if we will convert physical computer machine to VM virtual machine my question after converted  it to VM CPU and bios ID will be identical of VM  as physical computer has or it will be different as we have situation to protect our developed software for illegal copy as it can be done by convert physical computer into virtual machine, I am seeking for any unique identity of computer which will be not remain same after converting pc into vm.

    for further details following URL 

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/3df42e6a-90a0-4d25-aebc-6fd6e4fe20f0/computer-unique-id-to-restrict-illegal-copy?forum=vbgeneral

    thank you.

    regards, 

    asad


    asad

    Friday, February 3, 2017 5:53 AM

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  • Hi,

    >>my question after converted  it to VM CPU and bios ID will be identical of VM  as physical computer has or it will be different

    As far as I know, they would be different.

    Besides, there are lots of posts about the issues caused by P2V, troubleshooting is difficult and time consuming. I suggest you build new VMs and migrate data from the physical machines.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Friday, February 3, 2017 8:39 AM
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  • CPU and BIOS ID will always be different, just as if you took the disk out of one server and put it in a second server and booted.

    The long term solution is to not license software this way, as it binds the software to physical systems only.


    Brian Ehlert
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    Friday, February 3, 2017 4:35 PM
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  • Hi,
    Are there any updates?
    You could mark the reply as answer if it is helpful.
    Best Regards,
    Leo

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    Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:03 AM
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