best activation method

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  1. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    hi all

    building my self a home storage server just wondering the best way
    to go about activation

    would it be the same as with win 7

    silic 2.1 in bios then cert/key install on Hdd ?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    SLIC 2.1 for SVR 2008 R2 and SLIC 2.0 for SVR 2008.. and for WHS? hmm
    Im pretty sure it would be the same as for 7 but i dont know really, lets wait for the experts.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    WHS is based on W2K3 server (unless you talk about beta Vail...)
    As such it is SLP string in BIOS, SLP OEM key for WHS & oembios.* set of files for the SLP string

    sebus
     
  4. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    sebus would the bios mod for win7 do? or would i have to create my own mod for my Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H ?

    i do have to admit am quite lost on what to do with this lol

    is there any detailed guides lol
     
  5. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    think i get what has to be done now please correct my of I am wrong.

    for home server based on around 2003 all I need do is inject a SLP string into my BIOS use a SLP OEM key and oembios files to match.

    for Vail when its out of Beta SLIC 2.1 and cert and key (possibly)


    all i need to work out now is how to inject a SLP string into the BIOS.
     
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  7. zbteck

    zbteck MDL Member

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    Very easy... use DMI-Boot-CD to insert string.

    h t t p://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6351-DMI-Boot-CD-for-Award-AMI-Intel-BIOS-(Add-SLP1.0-w-o-modding)

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  8. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    how can i remove this SLP string out if my DMI

    I give up with this endless reading of this

    windows 7 was so easy compared to this, the 7 guide pointed you to all the right places files needed and what to do
    whs each search makes it more confusing and everyone in the same boat i come across is told to use search when search only brings more confusion


    guess am to dumb for WHS lol
     
  9. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Basic computer knowledge should be a must, if you have read all that is written on this subject and still ain't able to make it work i guess this is not meant to be used by you.

    FYI, just clear the DMI entry added with a DMI editor... (Google)
     
  10. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    I have basic computer knowledge I spend most of my time helping people with computer problems

    if I read all that is written on the subject I would be here for about 3 months
    that's the problem really

    the info is spread all over the place I am surprised that there isnt a proper guide that lays it all out
    in one place as it does on the widows 7 guide

    you needs this disk download here

    use this like this

    add this


    and your done


    theres nothing like this all there is use the search or it isnt for you
     
  11. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    feel free to make such topic, until that moment read this stickie and this topic

    All information is there, and both on the very first page so i think it is much more your lazy attitude then anything else
     
  12. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    #12 sniperdude, Oct 1, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
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    the only person with an attitude here is your good self

    you can't really expect every person to have as much knowledge as yourself
    has in this, this has nothing to do with lazyness I must have burnt about 6 copys
    using your guide to turn pp3 to oem

    finally got one working tonight but its not activated and and it should really be
    and it don't know what's going wrong
     
  13. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I assume it is just a typo & should read "...I don't know what's going wrong"

    But I know, you just can not follow very simple, well laid steps, or maybe you just simply do not understand the very simple OEM SLP activation process that is used in XP/W2K3/WHS

    I do advice to learn, it is fun
    Otherwise go out & buy HP MediaSmart server

    sebus
     
  14. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    sebus if I could afford a HP media server I would have already got one but the fact is I can't and this thread is about helping me activate whs if you don't want to help that's fine then move along to the next thread




    to anyone that is willing to help this is what I have done
    any idea what I have done wrong



    1 entered HP slp into the DMI with the SATA version of the Slp tool


    2 built the PP3 version of the CD using FreeStyler's nice detailed guide
    using HP 2003 R2 CRC-D107C3E: OEMBIOS from here


    installed using a key ending in 4yktw
     
  15. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Use the key ending in MW9TW
    Also what does oembios tool 1.1 give you as output?

    sebus
     
  16. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    thanks for that key sebus changed and it stills not activated
    but at the least I am 100% I will be using the right key in future.


    @FreeStyler i used the guide you linked me to see below
    h t t p ://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/15307-Convert-Windows-Home-Server-PP3-Trial-to-OEM?p=223112#post223112


    screen shot oembios1.1
    h t t p ://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/sniperdude_2008/untitled.jpg


    don't have enough posts to put up screen shots or links yet
     
  17. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    You really should consider recreation using the revised guide, it is the best way as the original guide changed some registry settings faking it to be WHS setup (the original guide was created when a real OEM:SLP key did not exist)

    SLP string looks good, OEM:SLP key looks good as well
     
  18. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    ok I will start over. I haven't seen the revised guide lol I didn't know about it until you just said

    so its confirmed ? I am now using

    1: a good slp string in DMI
    2: a good OEMbios
    3: the right key haha


    will have something to eat then find this guide and hopefully sort this out
    thanks for the help guys much its appreciated will post back my results
     
  19. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    1,2,3 yes

    As Freestyler said, redo & it will work

    sebus