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How to get Windows Server 2008 R2 Product Key?

    Question

  • I lost original CD for Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Fortunately, the server is running. How can I get product key from the server and get a copy of OS?

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:17 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    You can use some tool such as ProduKey to view the key on the server. However, if you want to get a copy of the Windows Server 2008 R2, it is recommended that you contact your vendor. Or else, you can call Microsoft support to see whether you can get a copy.

     

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

     

    Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by MEIRL Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent HuModerator Friday, November 18, 2011 10:36 AM
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:08 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

     

    You can use some tool such as ProduKey to view the key on the server. However, if you want to get a copy of the Windows Server 2008 R2, it is recommended that you contact your vendor. Or else, you can call Microsoft support to see whether you can get a copy.

     

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

     

    Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by MEIRL Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent HuModerator Friday, November 18, 2011 10:36 AM
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Vincent.

    I'll contact MS Sydney to get a copy of OS tomorrow morning. Let's see how it go.

     

    Regards

    soongwoo

    • Proposed as answer by RickPH88 Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:36 PM
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:26 PM
  • Hi,

    You can use some tool such as ProduKey to view the key on the server. However, if you want to get a copy of the Windows Server 2008 R2, it is recommended that you contact your vendor. Or else, you can call Microsoft support to see whether you can get a copy.

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

    Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    The product key viewer does not work for most Windows 2008 installs as the key is encrypted within the registry, it will only bring back BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB characters. As suggested by Vincent it's best to verify with Microsoft if you can get a copy.
    Thursday, January 03, 2013 1:22 PM