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Using Windows Small Business Server 2008 Product Keys

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Product keys and virtual keys are 25-character keys that are used to activate the software. Windows® Small Business Server 2008 product keys vary by software edition and type of operating system environment. Depending on the version of Windows SBS 2008 that you purchased, your product key is located on a sticker on the product packing or on a product key card.

For more information about product activation, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=125376.

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If you purchased your server from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), your server may have been pre-activated. However, if you need to enter your product key, the product key is provided on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker on your server. For Windows SBS 2008 Standard, the physical and virtual keys are both located on the COA. For Windows SBS 2008 Premium, the physical keys are on the COA and virtual product keys along with keys that are required for SQL Server are provided with the packaging materials on a product key card.

For more information about product and virtual keys, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=100268.

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You do not need to use DVD 2 to install Windows SBS 2008. DVD 2 contains tools that you can use to repair your Windows SBS 2008 software, and does not require a product key. Before using any of the repair tools, read the Windows SBS 2008 Repair Guide, at the Microsoft Web Site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=122655.

Product Keys for Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition

Windows SBS 2008 Standard Edition includes two product keys, as follows:

 

Product Key Description Instructions for use

ProdKey Win SBS Std 2008 00150 FPP/VL

Use for a physical installation of Windows SBS 2008.

ProdKey Win SBS Std 2008 00150 Virtual FPP/VL

Use to install Windows SBS 2008 in a virtual operating system environment.

For more information about using virtualization product keys, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=126331.

Product Keys for Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition

Windows SBS 2008 Premium Edition includes five product keys, as follows:

 

Product Key Description Instructions for use

ProdKey Win SBS PREM 2008 00150 I FPP/VL

Use for a physical installation of Windows SBS 2008.

ProdKey Win SBS PREM 2008 I VirtualFPP/VL

Use to install Windows SBS 2008 in a virtual operating system environment.

For more information about using virtualization product keys, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=126331.

ProdKey Win SBS PREM 2008 00150 II FPP/VL

Use for a physical installation of the Windows Server® 2008 Standard operating system from either DVD 3 or DVD 4, depending on your hardware.

ProdKey Win SBS PREM 2008 Virtual 00150 II VirtualFPP/VL

Use to install Windows Server 2008 Standard in a virtual operating system environment from either DVD 3 or DVD 4, depending on your hardware.

For more information about using virtualization product keys, see the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=126331.

ProdKey SQL Svr for Small Business Server 2008

FPP only, not applicable to VL

Use to install one instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business.

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This key will only unlock Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Small Business Standard Edition. It will not unlock Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition.

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