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Full Name: James Pearce

Replicated VMs Fail Windows Activation

Post by J1mbo »

Upon testing our replicated VMs (which all worked just fine) we did however find "Windows has been deactivated" prompts on many 2k8 VMs (all DataCentre licensed). Hence I wondered why.

To do the test for each VM we created a snapshot, powered on selecting "we moved it", tested, then powered-off, reverted to snapshot and finally deleted the snapshots.

Replica site server VLAN is on the same subnet as the primary (via LAN extension).

Many thanks indeed.
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Re: Replicated VMs Fail Windows Activation

Post by foggy »

James, Windows activation fails in the case of changing hardware on which it runs. Most likely your target host hardware significantly differs from the source host. Thanks.
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