Tue, Feb 1 2011 12:20
Have Small Business Server 2011 Standard with Volume Licensing, and want to download the media?
Have Small Business Server 2011 Standard with Volume Licensing, and want to download the media? - The Official SBS Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs:
So if you have OEM you want to purchase can you download the CARE version or the Technet version and then use the OEM Key? I'd advise not. There are two official SBS media kits.
VL, Technet, MSDN, Retail are all one media style/kit.
OEM is another build. Because I can't confirm if this key can be used on technet/msdn media I'd opt for being safe than sorry. I'm not a fan of OEM media for servers anyway as the OEM media is tied to the server should the motherboard die while not under warranty and you can't move the virtualization license.
Bottom line think carefully about OEM purchases.
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