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DL380 G5 Windows License Upgrade

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SamiMarzouki
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G5 Windows License Upgrade

Hi,

 

I have 2 DL380 G5 which came with HP Windows license.(Bought years ago).

I would like to know which licenses I should order for installing W2K8R2? HP ROK/OEM/Microsoft Retail?

 

Kind regards,

 

Sami

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Goutham_Sabala
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Re: DL380 G5 Windows License Upgrade

Hi 

 

You may purchase either Retail licensces from Microsoft directly or ROK ( Reseller Option Kit ) , the difference is when their are licenscing issues you have to contact MS if retail or HP if ROK/OEM. Their is no other difference.

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SamiMarzouki
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G5 Windows License Upgrade

I thought HP ROK are only available when purchased wih new hardware?

Check here on Page 2.

Or am I missing something?

 

Kind regards,

 

Sami Marzouki

Goutham_Sabala
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: DL380 G5 Windows License Upgrade

You are right about the ROK, the only difference as mentioned in the PDF is
when installing the HP OEM branded version, we provide electronic or telephone support
for initial setup for 90 days from the date of purchase. If it reads “Microsoft,” HP will provide its
normal warranty support for the server but will not support the software

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