MSDN licene vs. purchased license RRS feed

  • Question

  • My new boss wants to know which windows 2003 servers are MSDN installed OS's and SQL Servers and which are legitimately purchased licenses?  How can I tell just by looking at the license key in the registry?
    Monday, July 3, 2006 9:41 PM


  • The MSDN licenses are the ones running on non-production servers (i.e. uses only for testing), the production licenses that those running on production servers.

    But, you could always run something like a key finder (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml) to get the cd key of the Windows and compare it with your license MSDN license key list.

    Monday, July 3, 2006 10:31 PM