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Can you help me with my software licensing question?

I have a license for Windows Server 2008 Enterprise which I got it from the Heroes Happen Here 2008 event that I have installed on a box at my home. I use that box for .Net development. Can I upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 with that license or am I stuck with the pre R2 version. If I can upgrade where can I get the DVD image for R2 to download for the upgrade.

I want to use the new Dublin hosting environment that is available as an IIS extension.

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marked as duplicate by Iain Jan 27 '12 at 17:14

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Server 2008 R2 is a separate product, not an update to Server 2008 and so needs a new licence, you cannot use your existing server 2008 licence. Personally I think the R2 naming is a little confusing, as it seems it should just be an update, but its not.

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