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Windows 2003 R2 Trial Edition

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  • Hi All,

    I have downloaded the trial edition for Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise - I am testing some features / roles before implementing on our live boxes ;

    I don't want to use the licenses on our live boxes, so thought of downloading the trial edition.

    Downloaded successfully but unable to to find a way to get the trial edition KEY for 2003 and 2003R2.

    How can I get a trial (180 / 120 day) evaluation Key |?

    Would be grateful for your assistance.

    Kind Regards
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 3:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I am afraid that Microsoft does not provide Windows Server 2003 trail now. Microsoft recommend using Windows Server 2008 instead.

     

    You can contact your local Microsoft Customer Service for detailed information:

    http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Friday, February 05, 2010 2:17 AM
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  • When you register for the trial copy, the key is sent to you via email.

    Here is more information regarding the installing 2003 R2 trial software.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/r2/trial/installinstruct.mspx
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    • Edited by [JorgeM] Wednesday, March 03, 2010 8:50 PM
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:17 PM
  • Hi Jorge,

    Thanks for your reply, I can't seem to find the link to register, though i have used the same page to download

    can you provide the link to register the trial and get the key ?

    Kind regards
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:23 PM
  • Ooops, it appears that you may be out of luck, or at least its not going to be easy to get this registered.  It appears that Microsoft has updated all of their links and only 2008 Trials are being allowed for registration.   

    The home page for 2003 R2 does have a link (under the product info section) for obtaining the trial version with instructions on how to request the key.  However, the page now redirects you to the 2008 Trial site.


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    • Edited by [JorgeM] Wednesday, March 03, 2010 8:50 PM
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:13 PM
  • Hi,

     

    I am afraid that Microsoft does not provide Windows Server 2003 trail now. Microsoft recommend using Windows Server 2008 instead.

     

    You can contact your local Microsoft Customer Service for detailed information:

    http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Friday, February 05, 2010 2:17 AM
    Moderator