invalid product Key

FCFSadmin
FCFSadmin used Ask the Experts™
on
I need to install server 2003 on a new machine the one I got the product key from is offline and out of service. I have server 2003 disks but when I try and reinstall the software I get invalid product Key. how can I fix this? I am using server 2003 standard disks and have a server 2003 standard product key. This is not the original disk set.
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®

Commented:
Do the server 2003 standard disks should say OEM or Retail.
if you contact micrsoft support they should be able to generate you a new serial depending on your licence purchased.

Author

Commented:
The Disks are not OEM but I don't know about the product key the sticker is not on the machine. I had to use Magic Jelly bean to get it from the old machine.
How to Generate Services Revenue the Easiest Way

This Tuesday! Learn key insights about modern cyber protection services & gain practical strategies to skyrocket business:

- What it takes to build a cloud service portfolio
- How to determine which services will help your unique business grow
- Various use-cases and examples

Commented:
The MPC of your CDs can be determined by editing the SETUPP.INI in the i386 directory on your disc. You can (in some cases) simply edit this file, change the PID, and recompile the CD to be able to use whatever key you happen to need.

http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Product_IDs
List of product id's and the associated versions(retail, OEM etc.)

You can change the setupp.ini to take the product key depending on what version product key you have. ie. Retail disk with oem serial numbers.
Commented:
http://www.petri.co.il/install_windows_2000_without_supplying_the_cd_key.htm

Use the product ids listed above and follow instructions. Should work.

Author

Commented:
I had to use a different server and had to get the product key from the sticker on the side thanks to everyone whom responded.

Author

Commented:
This is no longer an issue. thanks for all the help.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial