hutchingsp
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P2V - converting OEM license to Select?

I have a DL380 G4 that I'd like to P2V. I've done a few of these and other than cleaning up the HP utilities/tools it went pretty well.

The issue is that we have 2003 Datacenter licenses covering our ESX hosts, however the physical server is Windows 2003 OEM media and technically I suspect it's dodgy ground simply moving it to a VM.

How do people deal with this?

I should stress that the issue here isn't about being licensed, more about if there is an easy way to change the install to the right kind of license.

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rmalenchek
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Option 1 is to call MS, and explain the situation.They may give you an activation code since you forked over the cash for Datacenter edition.Option 2 is to take a good backup, and do a repair install of windows, using a select license key.

Good luck!

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