consultleaf
Contributor
Contributor

Converting P2V using OEM Server licence

Hi. Do you find that when you use VMConverter and convert P2V from an existing OEM licensed Windows Server 2003 that you need to activate the Windows server licence.

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oreeh
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Immortal

You'll need to reactivate and it is a license violation.

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bggb29
Expert
Expert

I once converted some dell poweredges with oem licenses.

What a pita. We have had to reactivate many times. Lesson learned was to keep up on hotfixes and updates. To many updates at one time

and reactivation time again. I have only seen this with dell oem licenses.

Never looked at the license violation aspect previous post mentioned.

Plus the oem p2v'd seems have always been the slowest guests we have for performance boot and login

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