OEM Server 2008 P2V reactivation

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by sf2, May 8, 2013.

  1. sf2

    sf2 MDL Novice

    Oct 10, 2009
    18
    1
    0
    I have two Dell servers running Server 2008. I would like to P2V them and run on Server 2008 Hyper-V on another server.

    Both are backed up using Shadowprotect so I planned on doing a hardware independent restore into a new VM.

    These are production servers. I know activation will be triggered. How successful has anyone been getting the OS reactivated using the key from the sticker?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    17,577
    15,392
    340
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. sf2

    sf2 MDL Novice

    Oct 10, 2009
    18
    1
    0
    This is a production server system. If it were a test system etc I would mod the BIOS.
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2008
    1,401
    500
    60
    Your other choices are KMS and MAK.

    Concerning legality, an OEM OS can only be installed and run on the OEM hardware it came with. Anything else is violating the EULA.

    You can convert it to Volume or Retail by using an appropriate key.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...