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Where to get downgrade key for 2008 to 2003?

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Old 21-03-2008
?Jim
 
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Where to get downgrade key for 2008 to 2003?


Hi,
I have a new 2008 Server standard license agreement. According to
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...de-rights.aspx
I can downgrade to 2003 R2 Server standard but when I look up my
license keys I only have one key listed. How do I get a 2003 key? (e.g.
When I order Office 2007 there are three keys listed and when I ordered
2003 server there were 4 keys listed)
Thanks


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Old 22-03-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Where to get downgrade key for 2008 to 2003?

Hello ?Jim,

If you go to "Other" under FAQ, it is answered:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...nsing-faq.aspx

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> Hi,
> I have a new 2008 Server standard license agreement. According to
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...de-rights.aspx
> I can downgrade to 2003 R2 Server standard but when I look up my
> license keys I only have one key listed. How do I get a 2003 key?
> (e.g.
> When I order Office 2007 there are three keys listed and when I
> ordered
> 2003 server there were 4 keys listed)
> Thanks



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Old 22-03-2008
Tiffany
 
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Re: Where to get downgrade key for 2008 to 2003?

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



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

(http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/r...l/numbers.mspx)



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.



I just used this a few minutes ago to downgrade from Server 2008 to 2003R2.





"?Jim" <hoo.me@some.net> wrote in message
news:xn0fny124450e3e000@msnews.microsoft.com...
>
> Hi,
> I have a new 2008 Server standard license agreement. According to
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...de-rights.aspx
> I can downgrade to 2003 R2 Server standard but when I look up my
> license keys I only have one key listed. How do I get a 2003 key? (e.g.
> When I order Office 2007 there are three keys listed and when I ordered
> 2003 server there were 4 keys listed)
> Thanks
>



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Old 24-03-2008
?Jim
 
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Re: Where to get downgrade key for 2008 to 2003?

Thanks all. Indeed they do not make it obvious how to downgrade, but
the information below worked like a charm.
--



Tiffany wrote:

> Microsoft's documentation is sketchy on how you obtain Volume License
> Keys for products when you are using Downgrade Rights to install an
> earlier version.
>
>
>
> 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
>
> (http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/r...l/numbers.mspx)
>
>
>
> 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.
>
>
>
> I just used this a few minutes ago to downgrade from Server 2008 to
> 2003R2.
>
>
>
>
>
> "#Jim" <hoo.me@some.net> wrote in message
> news:xn0fny124450e3e000@msnews.microsoft.com...
> >
> > Hi,
> > I have a new 2008 Server standard license agreement. According to
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...rade-rights.as
> > px I can downgrade to 2003 R2 Server standard but when I look up my
> > license keys I only have one key listed. How do I get a 2003 key?
> > (e.g. When I order Office 2007 there are three keys listed and
> > when I ordered 2003 server there were 4 keys listed)
> > Thanks
> >

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