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Dell SBS 2008 installation CD

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hi,

I have Dell Server with SBS server build in, and it come with a installation CD for SBS 2008, can I install this CD to another PC, will it affect the license activation? if no, any idea for that?

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by:Mike Thomas
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You can use the install media but will need a new license key to activate it.
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by:Cris Hanna
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You should also be aware that Dell media is typicall configured in a way to only work on Dell hardware.
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by:Simon Chen
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so that mean my license key won't work in the new computer?
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by:Simon Chen
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yes, but it seem that the SBS media is original package, no relation with DELL
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by:Cris Hanna
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Are you replacing the old computer or trying to do a second one?   But the answer typically is...with OEM (original equipment installs) you are limited to only installing on the computer that it came with
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No it won't, unless you plan on decomissioning the old server? but chances are if it was from dell it was OEM so will only be valid for use onthe hardware it shipped with, even if it did work you would be in breach of the licensing terms.

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by:Dave_AND
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Some of the Media is BIOS locked and simply wont install. You can try it, but you will be breaching the EULA tearms as that CD will be OEM and only usable on the server you bought it with. The key will work if you can install it, but may not activate.
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