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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've purchased windows 2012 R2 standrad license.

    It's current unsed(not installed on server).

    Pls. suggest can I downgrade it to 2008 R2 standard?

    From where I'll get keys of 2008 R2 license?

    • Moved by PWMatherMVP Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:42 AM better suited forum
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can downgrade, but it depend on your media for the next step. (retail vs VL vs OEM)

    Please see that link; http://www.microsoft.com/oem/fr-ca/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=4ej9DrEQ_R6?hashlink=server

    In big;

    - If a VL, you can call Microsoft licensing and they will generate you another key for the 2008R2 in your VL's account.

    - If OEM, you need to call your revendor to get the media kit to re-install.

    - If retail you can use a a retail kit you have to downgrade.


    Regards, Philippe

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    • Proposed as answer by DonPick Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Monday, April 21, 2014 6:20 AM
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:26 AM

All replies

  • Please report your query on Windows Server Forum, there you'll get better response.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=winserver8gen


    Sachin Vashishth MCTS

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:41 AM
  • Hi,

    You can downgrade, but it depend on your media for the next step. (retail vs VL vs OEM)

    Please see that link; http://www.microsoft.com/oem/fr-ca/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=4ej9DrEQ_R6?hashlink=server

    In big;

    - If a VL, you can call Microsoft licensing and they will generate you another key for the 2008R2 in your VL's account.

    - If OEM, you need to call your revendor to get the media kit to re-install.

    - If retail you can use a a retail kit you have to downgrade.


    Regards, Philippe

    Don't forget to mark as answer or vote as helpful to help identify good information. ( linkedin endorsement never hurt too :o) )

    Answer an interesting question ? Create a wiki article about it!

    • Proposed as answer by DonPick Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Monday, April 21, 2014 6:20 AM
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:26 AM