2012 R2 Retail vs VL iso?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by velocidad, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. velocidad

    velocidad MDL Member

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    I have original download from MSDN of the R2 retail iso. I can use VL keys in this iso, so what's the real difference (if any) between this two isos?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    You will notice an ei.cfg file in the VL iso (in sources folder), not in retail :)
     
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  3. DiGiBoY

    DiGiBoY Guest

    Only difference is that VL comes preinstalled with GVLK.
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    100% incorrect. I installed several servers with gvlk before VL media was available.
     
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  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    How then do you explain my 2012R2 machines which I installed from the WZT (retail) media using the GVLK and activated against my KMS, before the VL media was released?
     
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  6. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Only channels are differences and Rollup 1 integrated in VL ISO, nothing more.
     
  7. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    There is no such thing called "VL" Keys for 2012 R2 Products. It should be called MAK/KMS or Retail Key.

    Retail ISO is for MSDN / Technet Subscribers with Retail Key.
    VL ISO is for VLSC Customers w/ MAK/KMS Key.

    There is no difference but only the place where it is going to be used.

    Thanks
     
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