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Transfer of windows 2003 licence to a new server

I currently have a windows 2003 server that I am not using and I do not want to use in the future.  I am purchacing a new server with no operating system and I would like to install windows 2003 server on it and use the licence from the old server that I dont want to use anymore.  

Is this possible?  Can I just use the product key from the old server?

Thank you.
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JCHD
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JCHD
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
yes, you can use the product key from the media on the new server (as long as the old server is no longer used)
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Netman66Commented:
Not if it's OEM (legally).  OEM licences are tied to the hardware.

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JCHDAuthor Commented:
How do I tell if it is OEM?
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Netman66Commented:
You can look at the old server.
Right-click My Computer and select properties.
The Product ID is under Registered to.  If it contains OEM in the number that is the indicator.

The CD likely says OEM somewhere, or it'll say "For distribution with a new computer".
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bilbusCommented:
Ya oem is the worst .... many ppl move the lisences over anyhow ... thats a dumb rule

Buy Eopen you can do what you want with YOUR software
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