The new site was working for a while but is down for scheduled maintenance. And now, it is down. We appreciate their patience as we service Partner or customer inquiries. One, the original point was that proprietary systems without license servers would not be effected for installation. If you have further questions related to this, please let us know. But a 100% open service whose functionality required a given open server to work wouldn't be affected I think you are mixing things up a little.
If you have legally obtained physical media for earlier Microsoft products that your organization is currently licensed to use through downgrade rights, you may use that media for downgrades. Finally I gave up in frustration, and called their tech support line. Microsoft only supplies bits and product keys to Volume License customers and only for certain versions and editions of the software. Some customers could face problems with contract renewals because of the delays associated with accessing Microsoft's volume licensing Web sites, but Sloane didn't think many would be affected in that way. Same shit happened to pretty much all of my clients. This is about open systems, not open source. I've tried this on a few computers.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Downgrade Rights generally apply to the version here, version refers to year of the software, but occasionally also involve editions here, editions refer to named version like — Enterprise, Standard, Professional, and Datacenter of the software. In order to downgrade software you will need the bits of the earlier version or edition and a product key. In these cases to differentiate them, Microsoft refers to them as Down-Edition rights. Handy that for corporate account licence management, and strangely enough we haven't used it since. Always check your contract, and the current Products Use Rights document to confirm how your environment should be fully licensed. Normally this just takes me right into the process to set up the tenant.
I hope this resolves your issue. My beef is with relying on the server you do not control, simple license keys validate via an algorithm which means if you have a key and the install disk it will work forever, without internet access or remote servers. You also go there for your volume keys. Determining downgrade rights can be complicated and requires a thorough reading of all applicable licensing documents pertaining to the specific product and channel. The server had a previous Server 2016 evaluation running on it before it was reformatted before attempting to install Server 2019. Couple that with the fragility of their only real option for license management, and you get a picture of a company that's awfully good at cashing your check, but has little concern with any kind of meaningfully delivery of service.
By: Lacey Hartje Summary: What can I do when I am not ready to move to the latest product or I have a legacy application and need to run a prior version of Microsoft Software? Regardless, the older versions simply used a serial number that did not require activation. Is there some other process I need to go through? I think you're still missing his point. For those who wish to activate Microsoft Business Solutions software need to obtain Software Registration keys, and these also can not be obtained, as the site does not resolve; instead one gets a Microsoft Search page. But a 100% open service whose functionality required a given open server to work wouldn't be affected: just change the server and you're back. Perhaps a major flaw was discovered in the server software itself. The only eyebrow-raising part is that you would expect Microsoft to have a whole brace of plan Bs in place at the drop of a hat for just such an occurrence. The problem is that the site's log-in procedure may reject users' access based on the e-mail address they entered.
I see only the latest products for sale. Regards, Steve Fan Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. I thought we all learned from Danger that in fact Microsoft had no such plans. A step-by-step is described in a blog post by Eric Ligman, global partner experience lead for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. I don't know about you but I'd probably be out looking for a job if the sites I run were down on open of business monday morning. However, anyone who has worked with Microsoft products for any length of time and continues to do so must be fairly used to the triumph of hope over experience by now. Not saying Microsoft doesn't screw up, but lets get all the facts, eOpen is closed for good and has been replaced.
Microsoft's problems may have stemmed from having to deal with some difficult legacy code, according to Paul DeGroot, research vice president and channel licensing strategies analyst at Directions on Microsoft. The phone numbers were available on the forum Microsoft uses to communicate with partners, , on December 15th, more than a week after the site went down. I use this site once in awhile myself as we have volume licenses through Microsoft. Users have also complained about an inability to access specific features or create new accounts on the sites. Partners must work with Microsoft authorized distributors to sell licenses and subscriptions through the Open agreements. Last December, angry customers began reporting about that took Microsoft months to resolve.
Microsoft started updating its volume licensing sites sometime in December, taking them down for a period of days. We registered all our licences on there, and it was nice, a single portal to track all of our Microsoft licences and upgrade rights. Users have reported similar instances in which they were unable to get past the site's initial security check. I bet there is a server experiencing downtime every hour somewhere in the world causing customers pain. The sites were upgraded for a number of reasons, according to Stacie Sloane, a director at Microsoft. Each customer scenario can vary by deployment, usage, product version, and product use rights. I tried to process an eOpen license last week.