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Can I use an Open License Key on MAPS media?

I have a client who has bought SBS 2011 via Open License, but needs the media.

I have a MAPS with SBS 2011 media - will the OL key go in and activate?
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marcustechCommented:
The implication from Microsoft is no, you can't:
"Volume Licensing CDs (Microsoft Product CDs that you purchase through your reseller) will be the only media available for multiple installations under the terms of an Open License agreement."
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/vol/volkeys_open.mspx
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hongeditAuthor Commented:
I just wanted to know really if the key would go in and activate properly -the option to get the media posted takes up to 5 days and we are doing the installation at the weekend!
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marcustechCommented:
I take that back, the sentence here: "Use the appropriate Volume License Key instead of the product key that was previously located on the Volume Licensing or MSDN CD packaging." from the same link clearly says that a volume licensing key and MSDN media is a valid combination - do you have media that was posted or an ISO downloaded from the MSPPDD page?
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hongeditAuthor Commented:
ISO that was downloaded :)
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hongeditAuthor Commented:
The media I have is SW_DVD9_NTRL_Win_Small_Bus_Svr_Std_2011_64Bit_English_FPP_VL_X16-93854.ISO
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marcustechCommented:
I'm going to be straight - I'd expect it to work fine, but I'm only 90% confident - might be worth trying setting up a virtual machine and getting as far as the Product Key page and testing, should be a simple enough job...
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hongeditAuthor Commented:
Thanks - it's our ONLY option right now anyway. Its not for me, it's for a business "friend" which I am just trying to help out.
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