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OEM license change possible on a server?

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Virtualization* NutanixWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2008
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Hello All,

I am need of doing some server virtualizing... However my problem is that most of my physical servers are OEM licenses and i hear the Physical to Virtual tools will fail on OEM licensed servers? My question is can i just buy non OEM licenses and apply them to the server so that they no longer show OEM? I assume i can just go into the activate license option on the servers and change the key and apply?

Anyone have any insight if I can do that or not? I have 5 servers that are a mix of 2008r2 and 2012r2 that i need to virtualize and it would my much quick to use the tool to convert and image to my new AHV solution rather than build a new server and migrate each server 1 by 1.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.
Philip Elder
Senior Technical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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