Windows 2003 server virtulisation
Posted on 2014-07-24
I have a production SQL windows 2003 server running on dell hardware which has the OEM license on it. I need to get the server working on a virtual platform so that it becomes easier to upgrade & so that I can dispose of the old hardware.
I have managed to virtualise the server on ESXI but when powered up in the virtual environment it goes through the windows licensing GUI. I have a volume license for 2003 server, but the licensing wizard will not accept it.