Activating evaluation Windows ?

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  1. WinDev

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    I downloaded from Microsoft site Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 4-in-1 evaluation (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web) and I installed in virtual machine Web Edition.

    I have one question: This evaluation is 10 days, activating evaluation, license is valid for 180 days. Is it possible to activate evaluation with activator forever (license to be valid forever) ? If yes, which activator should I use ?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Tito

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  3. WinDev

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    #3 WinDev, Jul 20, 2013
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    Thanks :biggrin:

    Also, I have one more question: I can activate every evaluation version of Server 2008 R2 on this AIO copy ?
     
  4. Humphrey

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    So why are people still using Eval copies? There are MSDN/RTM iso's out right?
     
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  5. Tito

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    Obviously you can; except Web Edition you can use Daz's loader too.

    Eval can be directly downloaded from MS and practically has no difference with retail edition.
     
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  6. WinDev

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    I downloaded Evaluation because I haven't subscription on MSDN.
     
  7. sebus

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    #7 sebus, Jul 20, 2013
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    So convert it

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    Thanks for correction Tito!
     
  8. Tito

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    Aren't we talking about Server 2008 R2??

    :D
     
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  9. LostED

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    sebus maybe means this
     
  10. Tito

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    Yap; but as I say before (in this case) there is no need to convert the eval if you aren't making MSDN collection.

    ;)
     
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  11. sebus

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    Or just feel better... one might do so