I accidentally installed and activated a virtual machine running Windows Server 2003 Web Edition OEM with a key that belongs to an existing real server. I phoned Microsoft but the tech support person just gave me the number of the Microsoft robot lady that activates products over the phone.
To resolve this, I believe I need to re-activate Windows on the original server, but I am unable to de-activate it first. I tried the solution at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328874
but it only works for volume license media, not OEM. Can anyone tell me how to de-activate the OEM version of Server 2003 Web Edition?