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Old 25-07-2008
problem man
 
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change "product key" in Windows 2003

I've 2 Windows 2003 standard servers which were cloned to VM ESX server.
Found that after cloning, when I login, it shows the message that the Windows
needs to be activated. I tried to change the product key, but failed. Checked
in the servers in production environment, they are with OEM licence. So, I
still can't login the 2 cloned servers successfully. Please help.

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Old 25-07-2008
Dave Patrick
 
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Re: change "product key" in Windows 2003

This article may help.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918342



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"problem man" wrote:
> I've 2 Windows 2003 standard servers which were cloned to VM ESX server.
> Found that after cloning, when I login, it shows the message that the
> Windows
> needs to be activated. I tried to change the product key, but failed.
> Checked
> in the servers in production environment, they are with OEM licence. So, I
> still can't login the 2 cloned servers successfully. Please help.


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Old 25-07-2008
problem man
 
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Re: change "product key" in Windows 2003

Actually, I can't login Windows to reach normal screen. The key must be
changed before "Desktop" screen can be shown. Any other workaround solutions?

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> This article may help.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918342
>
>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "problem man" wrote:
> > I've 2 Windows 2003 standard servers which were cloned to VM ESX server.
> > Found that after cloning, when I login, it shows the message that the
> > Windows
> > needs to be activated. I tried to change the product key, but failed.
> > Checked
> > in the servers in production environment, they are with OEM licence. So, I
> > still can't login the 2 cloned servers successfully. Please help.

>

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Old 25-07-2008
Dave Patrick
 
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Re: change "product key" in Windows 2003

Try a 'Safe Mode' boot.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us



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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"problem man" wrote:
> Actually, I can't login Windows to reach normal screen. The key must be
> changed before "Desktop" screen can be shown. Any other workaround
> solutions?


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Old 28-07-2008
problem man
 
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Re: change "product key" in Windows 2003

Hi, Dave,

Though followed the guideline, the problem still couldn't be fixed. Any
workaround solutions? Thanks.

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> Try a 'Safe Mode' boot.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us
>
>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "problem man" wrote:
> > Actually, I can't login Windows to reach normal screen. The key must be
> > changed before "Desktop" screen can be shown. Any other workaround
> > solutions?

>

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Old 28-07-2008
Dave Patrick
 
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Re: change "product key" in Windows 2003

You may need to phone them to complete the activation.


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"problem man" wrote:
> Hi, Dave,
>
> Though followed the guideline, the problem still couldn't be fixed. Any
> workaround solutions? Thanks.

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