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Does anyone have  SERVER2003 server key to test with?  i dont want to put it on my network but would only like to test with it morer that 120 days
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by:KCTS
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You have to be kidding - buy a subscription to Technet if you want more than a 3 month trial !
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by:JerseyGiant
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no need for that
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Sorry if you have taken offence but no one is going to give you a legit key - one used, its used - and we have to pay for them!

Technet is a worthwhile investment if you need to trial and devleop systems over a longer time frame than that allowed by "trail products"
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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If you understood licensing, you would know why he reacted that way.  The key is the license, and the license costs between $500-800, so to ask for one - even for testing - is a violation of copyright rules, EE rules, and common decency.  Assuming you simply didn't understand it ... no big deal.  Just know that you cannot get a key from some one else.  You must purchase the license from Microsoft (or qualified partners).  As KCTS said, TechNet exists for that very purpose ... testing and learning/training.  You can get it for as little as $250 ... I would recommend a TechNet subscription for what you are doing.
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by:JerseyGiant
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apology accepted.  i realize that ..i don't want a legit key and wasn't expecting one. i just threw a question out there and was wondering if someone has a key that can be used as a temporary one that Microsoft will accept..  its done everyday with windows desktop software. but thank you for writing back and squaring things up, thats very manly of you. :)
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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What is "done everyday with desktop software"?
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by:JerseyGiant
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nevermind
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by:KCTS
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i don't want a legit key and wasn't expecting one so you want a non-legitimate key?
I suggest you read the EE terms and conditions - its software piracy
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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Licensing for desktop OS's is no different than with server OS's, which made me question your statement about "its done everyday with desktop software".
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by:JerseyGiant
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to KCTS - no..  nevermind.  lighten up a little bit. i found my answer. thank you for your input.  i appreciated it.
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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Clearly, two correct answers were given to this question, although I think KCTS got things started on the wrong foot.
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