I've heard about MAK keys that only allow an X number of registrations, but I have not heard or seen anything about keys that activate via the SLIC table. Is this simply removed from Windows 2008 Server editions, or just not out in the open yet? I've did some testing and to be honest a default install of Windows 2008 Server beats a striped down Vista hands down, that is after enabling the desktop and other stuff to convert it to a work station. I guess this has a lot to do with the lack of DRM, Indexing and other **** that cripple Vista to make it work "better" for Joe Average. I hope someone here can shine some light on Windows 2008 server activation via SLIC or other methods that do not require some token.dat from a Vista downgrading 2008 in Vista. As a last restort what are methods that can activate it without downgrading, keeping Windows 2008 server as it is, but then activated. Maybe even a time stopper will do, as long as I don't have to resort to above mentioned downgrading.