Any Way To Recover a Win 2008 Svr R2 Product Key (MAK/KMS/Volume Licensing) ?

Is there any way to recover a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Product Key that was issued via the MAK/KMS/MS Volume Licensing system ? There are a few (unlabeled, unmarked) servers at a site that need the Win2K8 R2 Std OS reinstalled, and the site has a listing of all of their Volume License Keys, but are just not sure which keys go to these specific servers. Only the last four digits of the Product Key would actually be needed as with that we could probably figure-out from their Master List of Product Keys (available from the MS Volume Licensing Website) which specific keys they are.  But since these specific servers are unlabled (and the organization does not want to spend another $1800 or so for the OS's that they already paid for once if they do not have to) we are not sure how to proceed.

TIA ...

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would suggest an honest discussion with Microsoft licensing. They are quite a customed to these issues. (There are ways of recovering keys, but it cannot be discussed on EE.)

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LGroup1Author Commented:
Sounds like a good idea - I will do that.


You could try booting the servers using a UBCD4WIN, it contains a utility (SIW remote or offline mode) which should be able to read the product keys on the servers provided their RAID controllers are accessible by the CD and the file system still intact.

If the servers can still boot into their OS just download the SIW standalone tool and run it on the server, and it should tell you the key.
LGroup1Author Commented:
Cool - That is perfect, thanks !

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