Dell Windows 2003 Standard Service Pack 2 machine crashed. Someone ordered a replacement HP server without OS and installed Windows 2003 with the CD that came with the Dell Unit. Today was the last day to activate (30th day). Activation is failing. Called Microsoft - they are asking to get a retail cd and reinstall from scratch (a lot of work!!)
Does the system shut itself down on the 31st day?
What are my options