Activating Trial of Windows Server 2012 R2

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  1. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hello, I recently downloaded a 180 day Trial of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. I wanted to know if I can use a modded BIOS to activate it. I have had some trouble with Activators that turn out to be viruses. I am new to modded BIOSes and wanted to know if I can use one to Activate my OS permanently. If so can I get a link to a download, and instructions? I am using a Dell Studio 540, with Server 2012. I'll wait for your replies. Thanks
     
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  3. Mlke9876

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    Hello, it's me again. Thank you for your reply. I have read the link about converting it to RTM and it doesn't sound to difficult. But finding a Product Key will be. How long does the KMS activation last? Do you have a link to a KMS activator for Server 2012 Datacenter? I might want to try that. Thanks
     
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    KMS activation last for 180 days. But everytime you reboot it goes back to 180 days. So its like a permanent trial but Server has to be RTM. Does that make any sense? Lol

    Heres a link:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...on-for-Microsoft-Products?p=475727#post475727
     
  6. Mlke9876

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    Hi, I downloaded the Tool Kit and I'm ready to convert the evaluation to RTM. Converting looks a little difficult. First, I'm the only PC that has Server 2012 and I'm not sure how to install a second Domain Controller. Second, I would need a retail Version on that server. Is there an easy way of doing this?
     
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    Easiest way is to download the correct version :D.
     
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  8. Mlke9876

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    Hi, Thank you for your replies. I will try downloading the correct version. I also found a site where you can buy Activation codes, so I might do that. I'm closing this thread, if I need anything else I'll start a new one. Thanks
     
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    Be careful and always keep in mind: If it´s too good it might be fake :cool2:.
     
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  10. Mlke9876

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    Hi its me again. I came back with more questions! First, I downloaded a RTM version of Server 2012 R2, but when I try to install it asks me for an Activation Code. It doesn't give me the option to activate later. Does anyone know how I can get past this step so I can install, and then use the Microsoft Tool Kit to activate? Second, can anyone explain in more detail how to convert from Eval to RTM? How do I know if I'm the "Domain Controller?" And do I install a second domain controller on the same PC? I've only had Server 2012 for 3 days so I'm not sure on how to use it. Thanks
     
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  12. Mlke9876

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    Success! I used the first option and I now have Server 2012 R2 Datacenter fully activated. Thanks for the help.
     
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    TIPP: Preparing the ISO with an ei.cfg will safe you from entering any keys at install stage :good3:. It's the way i go :D.
     
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