server 2008 R2 licensing
Posted on 2012-09-18
I am helping a company rebuild a server that crashed. We got the install disk and server license key from the previous IT company. During the installation we typed in the licence key and it accepted it. However, when the install finished and we tried to activate Microsoft came back and said that the key was invalid.
Upon further investigation I found that the license key given was for server 2008 not server 2008 R2. Is this where the problem is?
If so, the previous server was running 2008 R2. Is there a way to find out what license key was used on that server? (similar to the magical jellybean application)
If I need to take the issue up with Microsoft does anyone know what number would be the best one to reach them for this issue?
Thanks in advance for your help