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sbs registration second time

Posted on 2006-06-08
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I want to format my registred SBS server 2003 and want to install same on the same computer again with same key. So lease tell me that how I do this and how i registre sbs2003 again from the same key.
Question by:Sam Panwar
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1000 total points
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It's no problem at all... you can usually get a second install of the Operating System to authenticate automatically.  However, if it doesn't go through it will pop up a window with information about calling Microsoft to get authenticated.  You will then need to call Microsoft at the provided phone number and give them the code that shows on that window.  After confirming that this is just a reinstallation on the same hardware, they will provide you with an activation code.

If you have any additional CALs installed, be sure to back up your licenses prior to reformatting your machine.  You can find the license backup in the Server Management Console > Licensing.  Then, once the reinstall is complete you can restore those licenses.


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