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Finding the product name from the license key in SBS

Posted on 2006-07-17
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I have recently taken over a very abused network.  No one knows where the software is for the server.  I can see in the licensing manager of Windows SBS (Server Management/Home Page/Standard Management/Licensing) that we have licenses and the keys are displayed with the number of licenses next to them but I have no idea what product the keys refer to.  I can't seem to find a way to view product information.  Any help would be appreciated.

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SamuraiCrow earned 125 total points
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As a veteran of many abused networks here is where I would start:

Accounting - Even if the administrator was a slob accounting should know who the software providers were.  Get the invoices for the software purchases over the last year and contact the resellers.  95% of the time they will be more then helpful getting contract numbers and the like (phishing scam anyone?) which you can give to Microsoft to start rebuilding your licensing information.

Belarc - This utility can give you some information about installation keys and software installed on a computer.  While I've never seen it hit 100% the price is right (FREE) and it might save you some leg work with accounting.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but I hope it helps.

Crow

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The bean counters had the goods.

Thanks for the excellent tip.
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