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Changing a Windows 2000 Server Key

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by balasarius, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. balasarius

    balasarius Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am currently cataloging software licences for work and have been for the last month and have come across a few windows 2000 server keys that have been reused. we have 4 servers running 2000 and 4 keys, one for each server but it looks like only 2 keys have been used for the 4 servers in operation.

    I have all the odd's and end's to change the product keys for every other windows operating other than windows 2000 server. I could do with getting these keys changed to keep everything compliant.

    can anyone suggest how I could go about changing these product keys.

    Thanks
     
  2. draceplace

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    If you own 4 license you are technically in compiance. Document by making a to-do list to correct keys on next reinstall on server. I think you actually get out of compliance by trying to (hack) change the keys on the fly.

    Its been a while since I did a 2000 install but if a 'repair' would accept a new key it would be easier than rebuild??
     
  3. balasarius

    balasarius Thread Starter

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    hmm ok I wouldtry the repair option if I could unfortunatly the servers in question are business critical and can't afford them to fail on me.

    those servers are due for upgrade in the next few months so looks like I'll just wait until then to correct the product keys on them.


    thanks for your response.
     
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