Server 2008 R2 activation key used on two servers
Posted on 2010-11-15
Ok I know this is a strange question but never the less I hope someone has got an answer :-)
This has nothing to do with piracy!
My customer has two off-shore installation both with a single server 2008R2 in an completely unmanaged environment with no remote access.
I know that this is not strictly legal but the customer has purchased two OEM licenses, but the one is in backorder so he has to use the SAME key to activate both servers.
In a week he will recieve second licens and send it to the correct location.
The installation will be completely deserted for 6 month so its not an option to use a trial license.
Please dont tell me about legal licenses nor technical options!
Just tell me:
IS IT TECHNICAL POSSIBLE TO HAVE TWO SERVERS RUNNING SIMULTANEOUS WITH SAME KEY?
(I know that you have to dial Microsoft on the second activation but if I ask them, they just tell me this is illigal)