Change the install key for sbs 2003
Posted on 2008-09-29
I want to change the "installation key" (the key from the sbs 2003 box that I typed in when I installed sbs 2003) in my sbs 2003 setup. I can remove the extra license keys by moving licstr.cpa but i cannot change the key typed in at installation.
I have another SBS key to use. (I bought another sbs 2003 just for this purpose)
The reason I am doing this is that I have created a virtual server of the original sbs installation and I want to be able to have it run concurrently as a backup in case the original fails. That is why I want to change the installation key. I have tried winkey, etc. but to no avail.
Is there a way to do it? It is ok if your method may "break" the os as it is a virtual machine and I can roll back to the snapshot.