Downgrade server 2003 to server 2000
Posted on 2004-10-30
I have bought server 2003 licenses with software assurance through my computer wholesaler.
My customer wanted to run server 2000, so I checked that downgrading was allowed and bought the server 2000 media.
Now, when I log in to the eopen website, microsoft only tells me a volume licencing key for server 2003.
This is not what I exptected as I have previously done a downgrade with office 2003 and both the 2003 and XP key were on the eopen site.
When I rang the microsoft licensing number I got some vague story about my reseller should give the key to me. This sounds like B.S.
Elsewhere on microsofts site I found a FAQ that says the key will be provided with the media.
If anyone can tell me exactly how to get this key.. that would be great.
Otherwise, I would just like to hear from anyone who has installed server 2000 as a downgrade.