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SQL Server 2008 Std. License Key owner or vendor

I have a server running SQL Server 2008 Std.  I've retrieved the CD key but I don't have the media.   My company has been through several mergers and I don't have any software documentation on where or who purchased the software I'm running.  Is there a way to determine who owns a particular licenses key or who sold it?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Nakul Vachhrajani

As long as you have the key, you can use any SQL Server media corresponding to your version and edition for the install. During the install, you can use your key to activate the installation and you should be all set.

To get the media, you can do one of the following things:
- Get a copy of the SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition media from someone you know
- Download it using your MSDN license
- Reach out to Microsoft support

If nothing works, I would not hesitate to make a call to Microsoft support. They are generally quite co-operative (at least that's what has been my experience so far).
Nakul Vachhrajani

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