Windows Server 2003 Lost CD
Posted on 2006-04-04
I have a customer that we sold a system to and provided the installation CD and Product Key sticker. 6 months later their hard drive crashed and we now have the server back in our office(with the product key stuck to it) but no CD. We put a new drive into the server and then proceeded to install using one of our own installation CD's. when we got to the page to enter product key it said it was not valid.
I think I have worked out that our own CD is not exactly the same as the one needed for the specific key that we have on the sticker.
When I insert our CD it tells me it is 'Windows Server 2003, standard edition'
The product key sticker from our customer has the following information
Windows Svr Std 2003 1-4CPU 5Clt - P73-00654
The customer cannot find the CD and I have tried all my contacts to get a copy with no luck
I did find a website that had some 'replacement media' deals but I suspect they got shut down because they were not legit.
Tried microsoft but being in the UK I can't find a really easy way to get a replacement disk
Any ideas on how I can get a replacement disk or make the one I have compatable with the key that I have