Anyone know if there is a way to switch windows from one version (not release) to another, while also changing the licenses?
We have a couple of virtual machines in an isolated domain which have been installed on a box using 2008 datacenter. These need to be separated and moved to another installation, which will require using other licences.
These currently have SPLA licences and the 'new' installation will have different SPLA licences. Everything will have to be reactivated.
I'd like to avoid having to reinstall everything as we have a lot of work invested in the installation and I'm looking at several days to a week to install, configure and migrate the current install. Obviously I'd like to avoid this since everything will be identical.
The DC is Win2008-R1 - would an upgrade from 2008 Datacenter to 2008 R2 standard be likely to work?
I'm thinking of a reinstall with repair, but I don't have the hardware available at the moment to try this out and see if it will work.