We have a client who is looking to upgrade to a new Windows Server 2008 server. They currently run a Windows Server 2003 machine.
We're trying to setup a virtual environment in order to do a practice migration from Windows Server 2003 OEM to Windows Server 2008.
When we attempt to log into our virtualised instance of the Server 2003 install, it requires us to activate Windows. We can't ask it to "remind me later", as it just goes straight back to the login screen.
I know plenty of people virtualise client environments, so I'm just wondering if there is a way around this. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any ideas about where I could find out more?