I apologize for this newbie thread, but I'm a bit stuck. I've been reading this forum and tried a few things posted. The free key from Dreamspark doesn't work with R2 and I just finished trying all flavors of R2 I could find. Neither does any of the posted activators that I saw posted here. I've got 2 machines to play with and I have R2 Standard and R2 Foundation installed on each. Both are not net enabled, just lan access to keep an update or failed activation from forcing me to spend another hour or two reinstalling the OS and stuff. I am probably missing something or just being stupid, however could someone who has successfully activated any flavor of 2k8 R2 please point me in the right direction? Thank you very much!