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Can you help me with my software licensing question?

Hey, Quick question which I've be unable to find an answer to for some reason. Will Windows server 2008 license keys work with server 2008 R2?

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marked as duplicate by Iain Jan 27 '12 at 17:09

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You won't have to buy new CAL's for R2 but you will have to buy R2 itself. A Server 2008 License key will not activate an instance of R2.

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This is correct! –  Matt Rogish Sep 22 '09 at 21:33
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no server 2008 R2 is a different product just like 2003 r2 was a different product than 2003

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"just like 2003 r2 was a different product than 2003 r2" ... what? I think you have a spurious "R2" in there :) –  Bill Weiss Sep 22 '09 at 21:52
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