Windows Server 2008 activation
Posted on 2011-05-12
Had sbs 2003 on my office server. Tech guy said I should upgrade. He installed some sort of evaluation copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. When he finished he said I would have to buy server 2008 and activate it in the next 180 days.
Well I have 45 days left and need to get on it.
-I have written down to purchase, "Microsoft Win Server STD 2008 R2 64bit x 64eng
1 pk OEM" (~$659)
I have four workstations. Is this the correct version I need to purchase?
-What kind of time am I looking at to activate my evaluation copy?
-I see on my server that there is a place in CntrlPanel-System that will allow you to change the "Product Key" Is this as simple as changing this number or is it more involved?