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Hardware key

Hi all,

I want to repair the os(windows 2003 server) in my server.

If I repair the os whether the hardware key is change or not.

Regards,

Mohamed Asan S.

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    Posted on Aug 13, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Hi,

    There's a SAP note (793649) on the things that change the hardware key. Here's the details from the note:

    The following actions will change the Hardware Key:

    1. Formatting the machine and reinstalling Windows.

    2. When changing the computer name.

    3. When changing the domain (it will not change back when returning to the previous domain).

    4. On Linux - If you change the network card.

    The following actions will NOT change the Hardware Key:

    1. When adding a login user for the computer.

    2. When changing date/time on the computer.

    3. When changing the IP.

    4. When adding a memory or hard drive to the computer.

    Hope this helps. Give points if helpful.

    Regards,

    Vasu Natari.

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      Hi,

      My customer was encountered hardway key change but they did not formatting server, reinstall window and change any hardware part. They did not do as you mentioned on notes 793649.

      The only thing they did is window server update, will this process make the hardware key changed?

      Thanks,

      Vivian

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    Posted on Aug 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    In case that you will make REPAIR option of installation, the hardware key will be the same, if you will reinstall the OS, the key should change and you must follow the instructions from David.

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