Windows 2003 license keys - URGENT
Posted on 2006-06-29
What's the risk of using an illegitimate license key when installing windows 2003 R2? Here's the deal:
I have a customer who applied for the license key yesterday but would not receive it for another 48 hours. However, the server has to be built today as the application which is going to be installed on top of the OS has to be ready by end of day.
Now, I know that Microsoft doesn't care what license key you use as long as you have a valid license to back it up.
1) I'm wondering if by using an illegitimate key, would I be banned from windows updates or any other things? Any other things I should be careful of?
2) Is it possible to change the license key after the customer receives his own?