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  • Question

  • I'm testing services on my clients network and need a server, I have the hardware but not an operating system. Is it allowed to install a WIN2008 Server on my clients network for testing and troubleshooting purposes from my Action Pack Subscription? Don't want to violate any licensing issues and don't want to purchase a server for two or three weeks of testing.
    Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:03 PM

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  • Although some of the earlier responses here suggested otherwise, your Action Pack licenses are useable for production use; but only for YOUR business.. not your client's.  For testing on your customer's network, you will need to use evaluation software.

     


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:16 PM
    Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:16 PM

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  • accroding to the partner website u are allowed a certian amount of licesces for testing and internal use
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    Monday, August 1, 2011 6:28 AM
  • What about the scenario if testing goes well and my client wants to purchase the software/hardware, is there any easy way to update licensing or would the server have to be rebuilt? Trying to determine if my client should make a purchase now or later, prefer later in case testing turns out they don't need the server.
    Monday, August 1, 2011 6:36 AM
  • I would contact the Microsoft Licensing

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/

    Once they have a valid license plan in place, and they happen to like what they have, it's easy to replace the key's used on the server.

    Right click on "My Computer" select properties, then in the section "Windows Activation" selec the change product key.  Input the new license keys that they obtained.


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    • Proposed as answer by Jason Hiegel Monday, August 1, 2011 2:29 PM
    Monday, August 1, 2011 2:29 PM
  • MSDN/ Action Pack Keys act replace volume keys or vice versa this function is mainly for changing from retail or OEM to Volume. but correct me if im wrong
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    Monday, August 1, 2011 6:36 PM
  • In your case, I would recommend you download the evaluation products on line. You can get eval products for Server 2008, Exchange, Sharepoint and others. Server 2008 is valid for 60 days and you can extend that to 240 days by rearming it. This gives you ample time to let you client devide if he/she wants to purcahse. When you do purcahse it, you just need to enter the appropiate licence keys, no reinstallation necessary.

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    • Proposed as answer by Jason Hiegel Tuesday, August 2, 2011 1:09 PM
    Monday, August 1, 2011 7:34 PM
  • i think that would be the best soultion too

     


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    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 7:15 PM
  • Hello Code Name (Works2011).

    You can use your MAP software at a client location without any problem, and if the client is willing to purchase the software, contact your authorized distrubutor of your choice.

    To find authorized distrubutor go to  https://partner.microsoft.com/global/licensing/40014697

     

     


    Let me know if you have problems along the process. Regards Nasser
    • Proposed as answer by Ressan Akudnub Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:34 PM
    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:33 PM
  • Although some of the earlier responses here suggested otherwise, your Action Pack licenses are useable for production use; but only for YOUR business.. not your client's.  For testing on your customer's network, you will need to use evaluation software.

     


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:16 PM
    Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:16 PM