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Key for training materials Sever 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have purchased a training package for sever 2008 R2 from Prometric for certification purposes. After 3 weeks of studying, server 2008 R2 is now requiring a key to continue using the OS. Therefore unable to continue studying. How can I obtain a code key to continue with certification? I was under the impression that training materials has a 180 day trail period. Need help please.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:57 PM

Answers

  • Do you have a TechNet Plus subscription?  This is what I use for my testing and test environments.  If you don't have this I would suggest it because it gives you access to betas, and full eval copies without time limits for testing purposes (See link 1 below for the benefits it offers). I originally got mine through Software Assurance purchases.  

    You might be able to get away with using the standard version for $199 or go for the plus for $349 (renewals are cheaper but not by much).  I prefer the plus, but standard should work as it says only takes away the enterprise software and extra support calls. (licenses actually go for 1 year even though it says no time limits). 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892759.aspx - Benefits page

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/buy.aspx - technet buy location (can find at distributors Zone.com, PCconnect, CDW, etc.)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd981009.aspx - details about test environment activations

     

    As for getting around your issue I would contact Prometric through phone support and find out if they will give you an eval key.

     

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:18 PM
  • You should contact Prometric as they are the ones you purchased the training package from
    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:59 PM
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All replies

  • Do you have a TechNet Plus subscription?  This is what I use for my testing and test environments.  If you don't have this I would suggest it because it gives you access to betas, and full eval copies without time limits for testing purposes (See link 1 below for the benefits it offers). I originally got mine through Software Assurance purchases.  

    You might be able to get away with using the standard version for $199 or go for the plus for $349 (renewals are cheaper but not by much).  I prefer the plus, but standard should work as it says only takes away the enterprise software and extra support calls. (licenses actually go for 1 year even though it says no time limits). 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892759.aspx - Benefits page

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/buy.aspx - technet buy location (can find at distributors Zone.com, PCconnect, CDW, etc.)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd981009.aspx - details about test environment activations

     

    As for getting around your issue I would contact Prometric through phone support and find out if they will give you an eval key.

     

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:18 PM
  • You should contact Prometric as they are the ones you purchased the training package from
    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:59 PM
    Moderator