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  • W2K3: from OEM lic. to OPEN lic.

    I should change the product key of my Windows 2003 server.

    It has an OEM license, now I should insert a product key about an OPEN license.

    How can I do, without reinstall o.s. and application?

    Thanks,
    Re Bonos

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    Re: W2K3: from OEM lic. to OPEN lic.

    I don't think you can change them from OEM to Open (By that i presume a Select agreement licence).

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    • #3
      Re: W2K3: from OEM lic. to OPEN lic.

      Why would you want to change?
      Regards,
      Jeremy

      Network Consultant/Engineer
      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
      www.gma-cpa.com

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      • #4
        Re: W2K3: from OEM lic. to OPEN lic.

        Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
        Why would you want to change?
        I should change those license because in the past those server was installed with a wrong oem license and now I should make genuine it with a genuine Open license.

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: W2K3: from OEM lic. to OPEN lic.

          From experience, Microsoft are generally happy with a "paper trail" of licenses in this situation -- you can demonstrate you have rectified the licensing problem by buying the Open license, but for operational reasons, changing the installed license is not possible at this point.

          If you ever rebuilt the machine, you would, of course, install the correct open license.

          You may wish to verify this direct from Microsoft (in writing as two licensing specialists will give you three different answers)
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

          ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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          • #6
            Re: W2K3: from OEM lic. to OPEN lic.

            Like always Ossian is right.
            I also have this problem but if you pay for the number of servers that you have, Microsoft will not have any problem with you .

            The licence is the proof that you pay (bill), not the serial that you insert.

            Thanks

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