Does any of this have anything to do with Service Pack 3? I know this is inconvenient but hey! I change my hardware oftenly and it is hard to activate windows after every changes. Or am I stuck having to call Microsoft or Dell to get an new key? Usually when activation fails, it gives you the option to activate by phone and provides a phone number. Intel said It's riding the OpenSource wave. Don't waste your and my time with stupid reply. How to activate windows server 2003? In this case, you've switched all of the hardware so that definitely will trigger a re-activation.
Your call is not transferred to an operator unless you call repeatedly for the same key. I tried to activate online, re-enter the product key, called microsofts automated activation, and have no joy!! This process was very time consuming but it did work. I made 2 dirs as proposed by author. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the , please. I have a Windows install and I virtualize that same Windows install within Linux.
For every standard licence you assign to a host it wil cover 1 virtual servers running on it For every Enterprise licence you assign to a host it wil cover 4 virtual servers running on it For datacenter licences you must have a host with at least two processors and you must buy a licence for every processor. This is also true for Windows Server 2003. Please help :- Hi Arne, Tim is correct. A minimum of two datacenter licences must be purchased per physical host and datacenter cannot be installed on a single processor server. Best Regards, Leo Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. But it's important to know if you're working with virtual machines and you want to walk delicately around Microsoft's anti-piracy technology.
So people, freedom is on the way. Boot from the new install cd and choose the 2nd repair option - phone up microsoft, they can sort you out pretty quickly generally, just explain that you converted physical to virtual and more than happy to pay for a new license, they can advise the process if any to resolve the issue, but if your other key didnt work i suspect there is a much bigger issue at play than locked licenses. Finally, if you have multiple hosts configured in a cluster and you either failover or migrate virtual machines to that server you need to have licences assigned to that host to take the machine when it gets there. Even if you have a music track extending after the video finishes, it continues till the track is finished. Check out the following Spiceworks Community Post about this very subject: The short answer is Yes.
You have two issues here besides 2003 being old, unsupported and insecure: 1. It asked for a key, I entered our volume license key and away we went. So, assuming both hosts have exactly two physical processors we purchase 4 copies of datacenter. Can anyone tell me what the process is? The activation wizard tells you that the activation key was already used and prompts you to call the Microsoft activation hotline to get a second key. Attempts to install or even run an already-activated copy of Windows on a computer other than the one it was originally married to should, if Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage software is working properly, be met by a dialog like the one below generated by Vista. Let me know if I missed any. When you install Windows on a computer, you must activate it to use it.
About cost saving; i can point you to case study which we had done in March. Any virtual machine that was created from a physical machine that had its Windows license key successfully activated needs to be reactivated when you run it in Workstation. What brand of lappy are you using? It's better than not having access at all! You should be able to use the downgrade rights from the new license key to reactivate your 2003 server. If you do, you need to purchase a new license as that one is now void. When you copy a virtual machine, nothing changes.
One, at any given time. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. I dont even know what all of these management tools are used for. This is activation - which always must happen again if there is a significant change. That's the way a lot of people view activation -- plus it's darned inconvenient if you don't have an Internet connection on the computer you're installing Windows on.
This is bad news if everything you need your data, applications, bookmarks, etc. As for having trouble ending the movie, the Windows stupid Moviemaker doesn't allow you to cut within the final displayed credits. I don't like having to call someone to be able to use a product I've already paid for. All this required was to enter the product key, request verification and within a couple seconds everything ran fine. I know when I start up the virtualized version of that machine, it will ask me to Activate. Calling Microsoft to activate only gets you put on hold. I think that the window of time for catching F8 to get Windows to safe mode is very very small! Consequently, spent a lot of time searching for an answer.
Hello Smilodon100, Sorry to hear you get confused. That's my understanding having gone over in detail as many official Microsoft publications as I can find including the following blog Can anyone confirm or correct what I have said above so we can finally put this one to bed. But this should not be the case when virtualizing a physical partition since Windows is not being installed again. If you enter the same activation key in Workstation that you used previously, you cannot successfully activate the virtual machine. Their own arguments show that User profiles in Windows is a scam. I have one license for the Physical machine which basically can only run the Hyper-V role and 3 Virtual licenses I'm using two, so I can add one more. As for my case, even if I managed to have a valid product key, I couldn't activate through the internet.
I ran into Windows Activation. In the end I disabled the script and finally discovered that Windows seems to be happy switching between two different activations. Comparing these to Hyper V costs. Question here is: Is there a way to activate my server again? You will be prompted to activate your copy of Windows if already activated, skip activation and just copy the files. But it was because I was actively trying to break Microsoft's licensing agreement inadvertently of course. Finally, I'd like to say, please don't be a pirate.