Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am a member of MAPS (Microsoft Action Pack) and for Windows Server 2008 they have two sets of keys - Physical and Virtual. Can anyone tell me the difference between the two?

I am assuming Virtual is for using in Virtual Machines but this is just a guess.

Thanks

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 1 down vote accepted

That guess is correct. Physical is for a traditional installation, Virtual is for use in a VM.

share|improve this answer

As stated here, the Virtual Key allows you to change settings of the virtual machines and move the virtual machines across virtual environment, with out to loose the activation.

Additonally, you can run multiple instances of teh virtual machines activated with virtual keys (is depending on version, e.g. enterprise can run 4 instances).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.