I understand that I can withdraw my consent at anytime. Product Key Finder currently supports retrieval of 200+ licenses from applications. Please refer to our and or for more details. Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. We recommend you to use. For detailed information about licensing, please contact your local Microsoft Customer Service: Tim Quan Hello Jelle2006, You can query and get the last 5 digits of the product key. End user and enthusiast questions are off-topic contact your system administrator or hire a professional to help you out.
Thanx in advance for you're help on this. If you have your own Microsoft licensing activation server you will be able to find out how many activations and work out what the key is of that. Please check version comparison before purchasing. These keys cannot be recovered since they are not stored in the system at all. This hinders more the legitimate buyer then provide security settings versus hackers.
It is now asking for activation or else it will get terminated. Now, product key recovery has finished. Or else, you can call Microsoft support to see whether you can get a copy. Server Fault is dedicated to professional system and network administrators. There are various situations wherein you need KeyFinder Plus.
Windows Key Finder latest version: This tool recovers Windows passwords and product keys. So go along and download it right now. I can understand they want to counter piracy, but hiding you're license key which you paid a pretty penny for, forcing to use third party software and thereby exposing you're machines. After a while, product keys of Windows server and other software will list in the window. Recover Keys is not free, though. It does not matter where you go, the answer is third party if you do not have your license documentation to hand.
We need to find which key is in used. However, the supported list for Recover Keys specifically includes Windows Server 2008 R2 of various flavors, and 64-bit. What's new in the Version 1. They all use a different licensing structure. I have lost my serial number and this simple program found it in my installation.
Regards, Jelle I do not see what the problem is with Microsoft hiding the keys in the system? You might end up spending hundreds of dollars on a new software license. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet. I want to reinstall Windows Server 2008, however I lost my server 2008 product key. Find Windows product key A product key, or commonly referred to as a key code or serial key, is a code that is required during the installation process. Step 1: , install and run product key finder on your computer Your computer has ever installed with Windows server 2008. Now what exactly is a generic key? In windows server 2012 you can view the last 5 digits of your activation key.
If you have not managed your licensing correctly you cannot really blame the software. Can I know the reason why Microsoft hides this information? This alphanumeric key helps the software manufactures in making sure that the copies of their utilities are legally purchased. However, we all inherit messes. Then I thought of physically finding the key with the help of a user this server is sitting in my remote office , but the user can not find the license sticker. Vincent Hu Hi, You can use some tool such as ProduKey to view the key on the server. Thanks in advance, the audit is comming up, my boss is panicking :p Hello, I fail to understand Microsofts reasoning about privacy and it being my own responsability if it's so hard for me to find my own license key yet so easy for a third party tool to obtain this.
Some Microsoft products do not allow you to enter these into the system and you the admin or whoever is responsible for purchasing the licenses are supposed to store these keys pieces of paper with the key on in a safe place. I could only wish we would live in an ideal world where sysadmins work for the same company ever since the firs server was baptised and never have to dig trough the records of his procedessor or the administration department on a frustrating and time-consuming quest for keys. I have a genuine windows with the bill and part nos. If a server is remotely compromised, the hacker will not think twice about installing a 3th part tool to fetch the key. Hi, I have a server installed windows server 2008 64bit R2. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you.