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Is there any way to take an existing VMware virtual Windows Server 2008 machine that was installed with a retail product key, and switch it to a MAPS key? And/or vice-versa? It would be nice to clone our production Web servers to dev ones with the exact same setup (using MAPS).

I've heard they're completely different so it can't be done, but...

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Seems like if it doesn't work from the official interface there's an alternate using a script that's installed in system32:

http://forevergeeks.com/change-product-key-on-windows-server-2008

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I'll have to try this and will post what I find out. Again, the issue is with a MAPS key. –  Ted Jun 6 '09 at 21:53
    
Just did a re-install so don't know whether it worked or not. –  Ted Aug 25 '09 at 17:48
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