Solved

Windows Server 2008 license key

Posted on 2014-03-07
1
270 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-22
Our main domain controller stopped working temporarily and I quickly installed windows 2008 server on a workstation from a disk I had on site used for the other dc.  The workstation more than capable of handling the software.  The only thing the dc does is authenticate, stores data and acts as a print server.  I got my original dc back up but want to keep this as a back up.  I am now trying to change the product key as I purchased another version of windows server 2008 to be legal, but it will not take the product key on the software I purchased.  Any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:manch03
1 Comment
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Zac Harris earned 500 total points
ID: 39913304
What version did you load on the server.

Keep in mind:

OEM keys don't work on anything but OEM versions fo the software
Volume license keys (VLK) only with volume license versions
Retail with retail.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows 2008, 7, Vista and XP, a password reset disk can be easily created. But besides Windows 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2008 and ot…
Hello, As I have seen there a lot of requests regarding monitoring and reporting for exchange 2007 / 2010 / 2013 I have decided to post some thoughts together and link to articles that have helped me. Of course a lot of information you can get…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …

919 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now