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windows 2003 standard r2 32bit oem retail install disks

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I have lost the install Disks for server standard 32bit , I have the cd key COA sticker and the CAL documents but no disks!!!!!!!

I can find pirated server installation cd ISO's online but they r all VLK or a different licence coding and my legitimate key doesn't work i dont want pirated I paid for it anyways.....

is there somewhere i can download the iso files ,

please help....
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Call your hardware vendor - they are the ones who gave you the disks with the server and they are the only ones who can legally replace them.
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by:Kramer8u
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I bought it from a software wholesaler as i am the system builder IE hardware vendor . bought a server then bought the software from the wholesaler set it up the lost lost the disks...
I know you can get the disk images from a MSDN subscription but i dont have 1 / Cant afford 1...

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Lee W, MVP earned 1500 total points
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No, actually, the images on MSDN are Retail images, not OEM images.

You may be able to look on Ebay then... else, you'll need to buy another set of disks (MAY be able to resell them if you don't use the license key).
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by:Kramer8u
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so the OEM and retail versions use different cd key codes?

Ah this is stupid surely this happens a lot stupid CD's going walkabout...

I have a customer somewhere I'm sure that i can make a set from as i have provided an OEM copy with all my servers its just most of em are SBS few of em are  STD ...................
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by:Kramer8u
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i got the damn disks from a colleague , I am starting to feel comfortable with my decision to go open source for servers now !!!!
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