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volume license key and Product keys?

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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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Ace Fekay [MCT]

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"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/existing-customers/product-activation.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.

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Ace

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