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Can you help me with my software licensing question?

I have a TechNet Subscription and have (1) Windows Server 2008 product key. It says this type is MultipleActivation. My question is... if I installed the key on a VM, and then later wanted to delete the VM, can I reuse the same product key? Will I be penalized for doing such a thing?

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marked as duplicate by Ben Pilbrow, jscott, mfinni, Iain, Scott Pack May 10 '11 at 0:02

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Short answer, is yes.

You can install a server with that key, activate it and delete the VM over and over if you wish.

For example, if you were allowed 1 activation of a product key before it expired, and formatted/deleted the machine, you would be able to use and activate again, as its still in the boundaries of the agreement.

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Great help, thanks!!! Would you happen to have a link to where it specifies this by the way? – O_O May 9 '11 at 21:31

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