Licensing question when converting to virtual
Posted on 2008-06-20
I have 3 servers running Windows 2003 server that I converted to virtuals using vmware converter. When I boot up it says that I must activate or it will not boot up. My issue is I do not want to make the virtual image production right away as it is full of viruses, etc and needs cleaned up. I would like to convert to a virtual and figure out the best way to clean up and keep the physical running until I have a plan. My question is if I enter the product key within the virtual will this cause issues for my physical that is still running or a license violation of any sort with MS?