Someone suspected that a couple of our production servers might be installed with Windows 2000 server MSDN edition rather than corperate edition. I tried to find criterias to distinguish servers installed with the two editions without success:
1. There is a MS article (KB889713) describing how to use the Channel ID within the Windows 2003 server Product ID to determine the channel your Windows 2003 copy was obtained through. But I couldn't find similar information for Windows 2000.
2. I have installed two Windows 2000 servers, one by using a rpearte license CD and the other by using a MSDN CD. I have compareed the two Product IDs (My Computer -> Properties -> General). No difference for the first eight digits (product code and the channel ID) for the two PID.
3. Tried to run a keyfinder in the two test servers, the keyfinder returned identical Product Keys.
My questions are:
1. Is there really any differnce between a Windows 2000 corpearte installation media and a MSDN installation media?
2. If so, is there a way to distingush the two installations?
Please advise. Thanks.
March 28, 2006 7:18 PM
April 11, 2006 5:20 PM