Why will my Dell Server running Windows Small Business Server 2003 not validate?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just tried to Validate my Dell Server with has a copy of DELL CDs with Windows 2003 Small Business Server. I also tried to viladate My Copy of Office 2003 pro at the same time, it would not as it said I have a copy of a non-supported OS?

    This does not make sence to me. I tried to viladate at the Microsoft Business Website to seewhat they were offering for Genuine Advantage????
    MS McCrea, MCP, A+, Net+
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:37 PM


  • Dear SoHoHelpDesk,

    Currently, online validation is supported for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition (excluding Windows XP Professional x64 Edition), Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, and all editions of Windows Vista®. (Please see the FAQ here.)

    Windows 2003 Small Business Server is not a version for which validation is offered. I am unfamiliar with the Microsoft Business Website so I cannot speak to what offers might be available there.

    Please let me know if you have additional questions.

    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:44 PM
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:44 PM