SBS 2011 Activation keys and licenses

Hello,

Can anyone clear this up for me? If I bought SBS 2011 standard in french or some other Language, and I for example download the english or german trial version of SBS 2011 standard and install that, can I use the key supplied with the other package I bought that was in the other language, and use it on the downloaded version to activate it? Or are the activation keys bound to the language they were bought with?

Thanks for your help
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mattyb_Commented:
The license keys are region specific, not language. As they are both classed as European, you should be ok. If you were doing German and Chinese, that would not work.
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rindiAuthor Commented:
So that means that I could download the german trial version of SBS2011 from the m$ technet site, install that and use the activation key that comes with the bought french version and it would work? That would be fine.
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mattyb_Commented:
In that instance it may not work. The installations are dependant on where the media comes from. A technet  installation would not install with a retail key and visa versa.

If you had a retail or generic trial version, the retail code "should" work  with any language type from the same region.
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rindiAuthor Commented:
OK, Thanks for the info.
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