Changing Server 2003 Enterprise to new license

Here is the predicament: Two years ago the current CIO of the company I work for had a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription which included Enterprise Edition licenses. When he left the company he took the licenses with him. He has since passed on, and I am now stuck with a license issue on several servers that he originally installed. I don't know if it is even possible without a reformat, but is it possible to change licenses on these servers? I know that it is farfetched, but I don't know anywhere else to turn. Thanks in advance.
wunderlichAsked:
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ryansotoCommented:
Whats the license issue?  You want to move from 2003 ent edition to what?
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sliiconmanCommented:
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wunderlichAuthor Commented:
My apologies...If i could go to Server 2003 Standard that would be great, but if i need to buy a new Enterprise license that would be acceptable as well.
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sliiconmanCommented:
I think you are stuck witha reinstall of the OS if the links above do not work.
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ryansotoCommented:
You have to reinstall to change back down to std edition.
Now why go through that trouble?  If you dont have copies of the license you could always buy licenses so you dont have to reinstall.  do you need to see the serial number of your install for other apps?
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wunderlichAuthor Commented:
No,

I just don't want an audit to come through and f everything up.
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sliiconmanCommented:
Play it safe. LIke I Said above if the keys arent there in the links I showed you reinstall.  Is it a bad server to reinstall?
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ryansotoCommented:
I dont believe he would be violating the EULA is he we out and purchased an Ent license for that server he doesnt have a license for.  Although the server has a different license he now would have a license that is not installed on any other machine.
Again I would not reinstall unless you can take down the machine with no repurcussions.  Even at that your fine if you have a license in hand not install on any other machine
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wunderlichAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys for the help. i am going to purchase the licenses for the future just in case.
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