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Can I move VMs without waking the Microsoft Activation WPA

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I have been undergoing a major upgrade here which required me to move all our VMs to a temporary server. I had to call MS activation to get them all activated again. A pain to have to do it to 6 VMs. Is there an easy and simple way to not trip the activation when I copy the VMs to the new Hyper V -Cluster that I am building. I will be retiring he old server that they are currently on so it is not part of the new cluster. Al my vms are 2008 Server R2Standard, and Enterprise Edition and 1 Win7.
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Will Szymkowski earned 2000 total points
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Take a look at the below link... When this happens it is usually related to your VM put on new hardware which then invokes the re-activation process.

You need to make sure that you export the config as well rather than just moving the .vmdk or .vhd files.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2011/09/12/how-do-i-avoid-needing-to-activate-windows-when-i-move-a-vm-hyper-v.aspx

Will.
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