Can I convert the Server 2008 R2 Retail into Volume?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Schematic, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Schematic

    Schematic MDL Junior Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    92
    21
    0
    Hey guys i need some help, is it possible convert

    pp_windows_server_2008_r2_with_sp1_x64_dvd_617382.iso

    into this

    pp_windows_server_2008_r2_with_sp1_vl_build_x64_dvd_617411.iso

    by changing some files and then rebuilding the iso?o_O
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    492
    147
    10
    Yes you can. There are two ways:

    1. Using XDelta conversion
    2. Downloading the VL version of 2008 R2.

    There should be a link to the hashs and iso in The Windows Server Repository
     
  3. Schematic

    Schematic MDL Junior Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    92
    21
    0
    Thanks for the answer, but ive already looked there and i cant find anything for the server 2008 R2 in my laguage.:(
     
  4. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    492
    147
    10
    What language are you after?
     
  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2008
    1,428
    529
    60
    Volume media is not strictly required, you can install from retail media and then use a volume key for activation, the key determines which edition "channel" it is.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Schematic

    Schematic MDL Junior Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    92
    21
    0
    Im looking for the PT-PT.

    Didnt know that. But it would work if i use MTK? I know if i install the datacenter i cant activate using the Windows Loader. With a VL iso, i think all editions can be activated with the MTK.
    Ive also readed somewhere that the only difference between the retail and VL is the ei.cfg, I dont know what is that and how that works.:weep:
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    17,636
    15,552
    340
    Myrrh is right, just change the key to change the edition of an already installed OS.

    ei.cfg determines the edition which can be installed by the installation media.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. Schematic

    Schematic MDL Junior Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    92
    21
    0

    :g:I though I could replace that ei.cfg of retail, from an English VL and then rebuild the PT-PT iso or any other language with that ei.cfg from English VL iso, and for like magic I could get the the same sha-1 from msdn.:jumpon: I really wanted the vl iso instead.:(
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    15,327
    21,241
    340
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  10. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    460
    170
    10
    I can mount the .wim , remove the en language pack and install the PP pack in the vl edition. would be close..do you have sha-1 of vl edition for 617411.iso? also sha-1 for 617382. iso , I downloaded it , but have no way to check it
     
  11. Schematic

    Schematic MDL Junior Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    92
    21
    0
    #12 Schematic, Feb 15, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    (OP)
    Do you mean this?
    Code:
    075B2F63B734614B05442CD011A30A59A63C43D4   pp_windows_server_2008_r2_with_sp1_x64_dvd_617382.iso
    857F845531E5F8199A628E6B615A6AE4225F5122   pp_windows_server_2008_r2_with_sp1_vl_build_x64_dvd_617411.iso