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I recently purchased 2 copies of Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter edition from a reseller. I have the product key but the media disc seems to have been lost in the mail. Can I use the 'VL Build' ISO from MSDN with my key? Is it the exact same disc? ...I assume the key I was given is a multiple activation key since they only gave me one key even though I bought 8 CPU licenses (4 servers with 2 CPU each).

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You can use your key with the ISO from MSDN.
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So to clarify further, the license I bought from the reseller is a volume license meant for production use. You are saying it is ok to use the VL build ISO from MSDN with my purchased production key and be validly licensed for production use, is that correct?  ....So this is like saying the VL build media from MSDN is the same as what a reseller would ship under my VL agreement?
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That's right. Is the same ISO, you need the MSDN key to use that build.
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Update: I was able to activate with my purchased volume license key using the volume build media/ISO from MSDN. (I did NOT using any MSDN keys)
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