Server 2008 key wont activate on new server build

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by AMD_Gamer, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

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    My Server 2008 Enterprise key from the academic alliance won't work on my new server, says it activation limit has been reached. What can I do to work around this? What do you do when you run into this problem with home lab environments?
     
  2. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Call Microsoft and tell them you had to reinstall. They should give you a new key if it's a Retail key.
     
  3. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    If it says your activation limit has been reached, it means just that -- that key has been activated too many times. As stated above, you'll need to work with Microsoft to handle this issue.