Cloning and activation


  • We have a situation where we need to clone VMs on VMWare ESX.

    We have a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server VM which serves as a template. New software, configuration changes etc is applied to this server. It is not actually used by end users. Further VMs are cloned from this machine for production use, and occasionally get replaced by new clones of the updated template.

    I need to know what the best practice is in order that Activation succeeds on cloned VMs in accordance with licensing requirements.
    Saturday, July 05, 2008 11:50 AM


  • Hello,


    For licensing questions, please call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.


    Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations.


    Hope it helps.

    Your potential. Our passion.
    • Marked as answer by David Shen Wednesday, July 09, 2008 11:29 AM
    Monday, July 07, 2008 12:36 PM