Transfer CALs Server 2008
Posted on 2011-02-11
I have a "server" running MS Server 2008. The previous IT person built this with just a bunch of parts, none that are really server grade material. It is basically a computer with an Athlon X2 3800+ and 4 GB of ram, 250 gb hdd. I was going to replace it with actual server parts, xeon proc., hot swap hard drives, registered ram etc, in a sense completely replacing the computer it self. I know MS doesnt like it when you do that with OEM copies of windows, but i was wondering if its ok with VLK and if the 20 CALs I have attached are transferable. I have never replaced a server with the same OS and CALs, usually im getting rid of a windows 2000 or 2003 server and it doesnt matter because it will be all new software, cals and hardware.