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    About to start work on a server for a client, however I stopped and thought.. "if I use my VLK disk, then they need a VLK, and they won't have a vLK"

    so I was going to use my Partner disk that states license key required.. but then if they decide to buy a 2008 R2 std license, I've only used 2008 std, wil the license key render all my work useless ?

    If I download the R2 image from technet, will it work with a standard boxed license key ?
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  • #2
    Re: license key queries

    If you are deploying Windows Server 2008 or Vista or anythin gnew like that then you will need a Key Management server installed with the appropiate licenses from Microsoft. An SBS installation may be a bit different from Volume licenses, so I suggest a talk with your client and Microsoft to get the right bits in place first.

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    • #3
      Re: license key queries

      I don't believe that a KMS server is required. Especially since many customers will be deploying only one server and a small number of clients. AFAIK, the two methods that currently exist for Volume Licensing are: MAK and KMS.

      In your case though, why doesn't the customer just purchase a retail product key?

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      • #4
        Re: license key queries

        client has around 150 workstations, 10 servers running 2003, and two new incoming srevers running 2008 R2.

        We just received a 2008 R2 KMS-B license key today, and I've used it on the first server.

        Can I also use it on the second server, or do I need to refer it back to the first server which now seems to be a KMS ?
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