i have a server with an OEM copy of server 2008 installed, i need to take this server down due to technical issues;
what i want to do is - Load a virtual image of the server in hyper -v before i make the physical server redundant as there is alot of software configurations etc that will take forever to set-up again
when i try to load the image, i get asked for the product key - which i enter - but activation fails
when i done this before on server 2003 - i got an installation key, which i gave to microsoft, and when i explained the situation to them they gave me a new install key!
but obviously this has all changed?
can anyone advise what my options are?