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I have a bit of an issue, i have a Regular copy of Windows Server 2003 (not OEM) and i cant get it to run in VMware.  When i get to install point where i put in serial it says invalid serial number.   Is there a way to create an .iso file from the server 2003 disk that i can use for virtual testing?
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Could winiso or the likes, but that will not solve the serial number or activation key issue.
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Winiso is app that can create images in iso format
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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You could also use Nero to make an image . . . pretty much any burner software has this functionality.  Are you sure the key is correct?  Whether it's an ISO or CD if the key isn't correct you will run into the same issue.
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by:sj_saravanan
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ISO image will not solve your problem,check your serial number  license type (Open license or volume license)
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by:MGaff
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Yes for sure correct key, tried it on reg pc.  I think its because im using a trial version of VMware and it wont let me use a install disk?... i was able to convert other powered on machines to vmware.  But can fresh install a disk?
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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what version of VMware?
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Found the answer somewhere else.  But these responsed were great and i awarded the points to this guy because he was first to respond.
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