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Activation and Reinstalling RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I have already activated my PRODUCT KEY but want to reinstall/rebuild my WHS2011 server, do I need to contact Microsoft first?

    Not sure how it works as I have never tried. But I don't think it will let me reactivate will it?

    Thanks...

    Friday, December 9, 2011 5:20 PM

Answers

  • If I have already activated my PRODUCT KEY but want to reinstall/rebuild my WHS2011 server, do I need to contact Microsoft first?

    Not sure how it works as I have never tried. But I don't think it will let me reactivate will it?

    Thanks...


    No you don't unless you have made major hardware changes. In that case you would just re-enter the key.

     

    Go for it. You also have the option to restore if you have done a server backup.

    • Marked as answer by Ken Warren Monday, December 12, 2011 7:17 PM
    Friday, December 9, 2011 7:29 PM

All replies

  • If I have already activated my PRODUCT KEY but want to reinstall/rebuild my WHS2011 server, do I need to contact Microsoft first?

    Not sure how it works as I have never tried. But I don't think it will let me reactivate will it?

    Thanks...


    No you don't unless you have made major hardware changes. In that case you would just re-enter the key.

     

    Go for it. You also have the option to restore if you have done a server backup.

    • Marked as answer by Ken Warren Monday, December 12, 2011 7:17 PM
    Friday, December 9, 2011 7:29 PM
  • Thanks kindly Garry! I have "issues" so I don't think a restore is going to do it...lol. See my post below!
    Friday, December 9, 2011 7:35 PM