RE: Setup and the "Virtual" License key
- From: Rosewood <Rosewood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:25:01 -0800
Thank you Darrell.
This was my first S2008 purchase and I had read that bit about OEMs but then
I look at the key and see just one there.
""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
The article specifically calls out OEM as one of the scenarios
These changes affect the following versions of Windows Server 2008:
• Versions that you obtain as a Full Packaged Product (FPP) from a retailer
• Versions that you obtain together with a new server from an OEM
Whitepaper on this:
Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments
I would have expected there to be two product keys on the sticker on the
machine, one for virtual and one for physical.
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| >New server w/ Server 2008 Standard from Dell
| >All I have is the OEM key that is stuck to the machine.
| >If I am reading http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949748 correctly, it
| >like I should be able to run Server 2008 strictly to power the VMs. Then
| >can run my actual Server 2008 deployment in the VM and gain all the
| >of that.
| >However, I never received a virtual key from Dell and they don't know
| >I'm on about.
| >Are OEM keys exempt from this? Am I completely not understanding this
| >virtual key thing and I'm supposed to have two licenses of Server 2008
| >want to use Server 2008 strictly as a VM host?
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