Activate Server 2008 R2 as a VirtualBox guest

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  1. deed02392

    deed02392 MDL Novice

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    I have installed server 2008 r2 in a virtualbox (Debian Squeeze host) and am wondering how to activate it best in this way, since I don't have such abilities as SLIC/SLP setting? Thanks.
     
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  3. deed02392

    deed02392 MDL Novice

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    Interesting, but I suppose I must have meant SLP, as that is what Server 08 uses right? SLIC is for XP only I believe.
     
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    #4 Tito, Feb 20, 2012
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    Just reverse.... SLP = XP & Server 2003; SLIC 2.0 = Vista & Server 2008; SLIC 2.1 = 7 & Server 2008 R2 ;)
     
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    deed02392 MDL Novice

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    Yes I was just looking at Windows Loader. I read this in its description:

    Presumably then if I just set the SLIC value in the VirtualBox config, Windows Loader will do the rest? Rather than manually finding the certificates and key which I had to do for XP.
     
  7. BobSheep

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    You can use the loader without a modded VB Bios. It's tested on VB anyway like that.
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Please read the thread as mentioned previously

    SLIC does NOT get setup in config (unless you know something that the rest of us don't?)

    sebus