Change Volumelicense Key

Is there a way to change the volume license Key in Server 2003 Standard ?

The "trick" explained in the Microsoft Knowledgebase is not working (changing a registry key and rerunning activation wizard)
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CassavatechAsked:
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MazaraatCommented:
Try method 2, I know its for XP but it should work for 2003 also:

http://www.petri.co.il/change_the_serial_in_windows_xp.htm
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CassavatechAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately this is only a copy / paste solution from a Microsoft Knowledgebase article :( Tried that already ... But thanks anyway
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TheCleanerCommented:
Why do you need to change it?
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MazaraatCommented:
You tried the vb script?
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CassavatechAuthor Commented:
@ TheCleaner : Because we have change several licenses and we got a different key
@ Mazaraat : Yes I did :(
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TheCleanerCommented:
You do not need to change it just because you upgraded or changed licensing.

As long as you still have the appropriate number of licenses.


For instance, we went from a Select Agreement to an Enterprise Agreement and got new keys for the EA, but our MS rep isn't having us change the keys on the existing servers.
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CassavatechAuthor Commented:
I see, ok, then all is fine anyway ....
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TheCleanerCommented:
Thanks for the quick points...but you should email or call the Volume Licensing team from MS (their number is on the VLS site) and confirm with them if you need to do anything.

We discarded the old keys and are using the new keys for any new installations, but didn't change anything existing, and at no time did MS or the VAR that sold us the EA say anything about swapping out old keys.
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CassavatechAuthor Commented:
I think the only difference are MSDN keys ... I know there for a fact that you need to reinstall if you want to bring a server to the production ...

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