Solved

Server 2003 Standard Installation activate with Windows server 2003standard R2 Key?

Posted on 2012-03-21
2
760 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I have an installation of Windows Server 2003 on an old Dell server that is at the end of it's trial period and won't let me log in without activation... I also have a Dell Server with R2 key that I can't use due to hardware failure. Can I use my Server 2003 R2 key to activate my NON-r2 installation?
0
Comment
Question by:MitchViste
2 Comments
 
LVL 80

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 37751826
1. No you can't as they are different products.
2. OEM Operating System Software licenses live and die on the original hardware they were installed on.
0
 

Author Comment

by:MitchViste
ID: 37752616
Thanks. Luckily this isn't an OEM product and was bought then installed separately. I called Microsoft last night and they said I can upgrade the server to R2 THEN use the key for activation.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article covers how to install the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS). What is covered in this article:  > Different Versions and Editions of the Windows OS  > Upgrading versus Fresh Installation of the OS           - Steps to take pr…
Microsoft has released remote PowerShell capabilities to all commercial Office 365 customers. So you can be controlled via PowerShell and not from the Office 365 admin center Download Windows PowerShell Module for Lync Online http://www.micros…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question