Server migration/Windows activation
Posted on 2014-02-02
I am migrating SBS 2003, and cannot proceed to log on without activating. The server is undergoing a P to V migration from failing hardware, to a new server running Hyper-V. I need to test the image on the virtual host prior to decommissioning the source (production server).
What are the options? I am aware that it can only be activated on one machine at a time, and that will be how it will be used after it is tested and operational.
Is it possible to activate it on the virtual machine for testing and continue using the production server for the brief window of testing the virtual machine? Or, will activating on the VM cause issues on the source server?