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volume license key and Product keys?

  1. #1


    vdz Guest

    volume license key and Product keys?

    Hi All,

    As I am investigating/ auditing all MS Licensing for our new company. I has
    found all the servers have the same product key and according to the former
    IT manager, this product key is Volume license key so we are allowed to do
    this. Is it true?

    Again according to him and his print-out from Volume Licensing Services
    Centre.
    all servers version: 2008 Standard.
    on Tax invoices: 2003 R2 Standard.
    on Servers: 2003 R2 Standard.
    It does not make sense to me at all, Can someone please explain.

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards

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  2. #2


    Ace Fekay [MCT] Guest

    Re: volume license key and Product keys?

    "vdz" <vdz@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:776C581B-CDC7-45C6-B905-F52119785BFD@newsgroup

    > Hi All,
    >
    > As I am investigating/ auditing all MS Licensing for our new company. I
    > has
    > found all the servers have the same product key and according to the
    > former
    > IT manager, this product key is Volume license key so we are allowed to do
    > this. Is it true?
    >
    > Again according to him and his print-out from Volume Licensing Services
    > Centre.
    > all servers version: 2008 Standard.
    > on Tax invoices: 2003 R2 Standard.
    > on Servers: 2003 R2 Standard.
    > It does not make sense to me at all, Can someone please explain.
    >
    > Thank you in advance.
    >
    > Regards

    As Meinolf said, the VL keys are specific to an organization, there is only
    one per org per product, and use a different set of media than retail or OEM
    media.

    To find your complete set of keys and products that your company is
    authorized for, visit the licensing center, and logon to access your info.
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/e...ctivation.aspx

    If you don't have a logon, follow the instructions, or call the vendor that
    they were purchased from. They should have provided guidance to access your
    profile.

    --
    Ace

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    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCTS Exchange, MCSE, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

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