I have a old slow server I use for hosting preview sites and other non resource intensive tasks. The other day the OS HDD started making a most unpleasing squealing noise. So I cloned the HDD as swapped them out. Then since I had the box on the bench I added more RAM and a new SATA controller.
Then when it booted I was greeted by a new dialog box that said there had been too many hardware changes and I needed to prove that I had a valid license. No big deal, just annoying.
How often can I make hardware changes to a Windows 2003 server with out tripping the re-validation?
By re-validation I mean the Windows licensing.