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eOpen server licensing expiration

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If I buy 3 eOpen licenses for server 2005, how long will I be able to use the licenses (can I install two now, and one way later?). I also want to move one license from server A (physical) to server B (virtual) in a few months. See below for the problem I had before.

I had bought 3 eOpen licenses for windows server 2003. I used two of them when I bought it, saving the 3rd for emergencies. Two and a half years later I needed that third one. The license key no longer worked. I went to the eopen site, and it basically told me something along the lines of "your activation period has expired. If you really want your license key to work, we need to audit you" or something crazy like that.

Does that seem right?
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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I would call Microsoft Licensing and Pre-sales support.  volume licenses do not expire - they are licensed to the company they are sold to indefinitely.  What CAN expire is software assurance (SA), which allows for certain added benefits including "free" upgrades so long as your SA is current.
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OK, thanks. That's really what I thought was true when I was buying them, but the weird "hold" they put on the licenses really ticked me off.

Is it fine to move a license from one server to another though? That's my understanding, but again I just like to hear one more person interpret it the same way.
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Yes, that should be fine.  The only licenses that are locked to machines are OEM licenses.
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