Is there not a real license installer for Server 2003??

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
It's been a while since I've actually had to do a ground up build of a windows server, but the last time I did it, I know I had to actually verify licenses via some kind of wizard.  I clicked 'add license' and it asked me what type to which I chose 'open license' and it then asked for my auth code and agreement number and actually verified my license count.

Now I'm adding CALs to a new Server 2003 Standard machine and just have an honor system license dialog?  I could say I bought 100 if I wanted (albeit illegal if I was ever audited).  

I thought MS was getting MORE strict, not LESS.  What gives?

Question by:archaic0
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    you only have to verify the terminal service CAL's...Licencing these days is pretty much based on a trust relationship as everyone knows the penalty for screwing with MS isnt small....Its on TS that you are thinking of

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