Microsoft OEM Licensing
Posted on 2014-09-11
Trying to find information on OEM licensing, but it's very confusing.
I have some Dell server that came with OEM versions of 2003 server. A client gave them to me to do a security wipe, and dispose of. They're wiped, but still decent enough to be cheap BDC's for other clients that only have a single server.
Since I have refurbished these machines, can I consider them like fresh builds... install 2012 Server OEM, and resell these units?
Is this acceptable use of OEM license?
Someone told me that if you replace as little as a SATA cable, you can consider the machine a refurbished unit, and install a new OEM operating system just as if you built the unit from scratch.... But I can't find any information to verify this.
If any one knows the facts?