Windows Server 2008 R2 Physical Key RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have a server with windows server 2008 R2 standard previously installed on it... I have downgraded to windows server 2008 standard, When activating windows I need a product key ... can I use the same phyiscal key of R2 to active Windows server 2008 standard,



    Friday, July 15, 2011 8:41 AM

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  • Hi!

    see here http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/downgrade-rights.aspx


    Microsoft's documentation is sketchy on how you obtain Volume License Keys
    for products when you are using Downgrade Rights to install an earlier

    The documentation out there says to contact "Microsoft Fulfillment Services"
    for your region. If you Google that phase you'll get nowhere. What is
    should really say is contact the "Microsoft Activation Center" and request
    a Volume License Key for you product.

    This is the number for the center in the US region (888) 352-7140


    You will need the Agreement number and License number (not the license key)
    from your original product to get a downgrade license sent to you.

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    Friday, July 15, 2011 8:49 AM