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Posted on 2008-06-17
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We just rebuilt one of our servers and created a VM Ware of the server.  I am trying to play it because I need to check a setting on the old server (its a very very minor setting but important none the less).  After logging in it tells me that I need to activate and I can not go any further unless I activate it.  Does anyone know a way around this or can recommend another way of going about it?
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If you're using a non volume license for your windows setup I don't think there are any other solutions than to reactivate.

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If I reactivate it will it effect my current rebuilt server?  It has the same key.
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Anyone?
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Activating it shouldn't have anything to do with it.  It just validates against microsofts site with your current key is all.  Only thing I can see it doing is telling you that it couldn't activate your server to please call microsoft for assistance.
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by:JasonSTL739
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There is no way around it - you will need to call Microsoft and go through activating the old server if yo want to get anything from it. :(
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