Can you clear something up about Foundation 2008 R2

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by b166er, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. b166er

    b166er MDL Junior Member

    Sep 9, 2009
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    Hi,

    I have a Fujitsu Primergy Econel 100 S2 here and according to the Fujitsu Technical Support department, the machine is Certified for use with Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation.
    I have run the SLIC Toolkit against the server and it doesn't find a SLIC table, however, the OEM Fujitsu Server 2008 R2 Foundation DVD we purchased, activates against the machine.
    Is it possible, that owing to the unusual nature of Fujitsu BIOSes (quirky Phoenix), the SLIC Toolkit doesn't find the table (I imagine this is not so, as the BIOS must surely represent the marker to the OS in the same place every time?)
    As I understand, Server 2008 R2 Foundation is not available through any channel other than OEM. Surely this means it must reply on SLIC to activate?
    The Product ID is 00478-OEM-8470513-76681

    Any ideas?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    Not at all, OEM can be SLP or NONSLP (the later will need online activation, same as retail does)

    It is easy to just use this tool to check the key used for install

    If it is OEM SLP key then it definitely activates via SLIC/certificate combo

    sebus
     
  3. b166er

    b166er MDL Junior Member

    Sep 9, 2009
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    Thanks for the reply Sebus.

    The checker report that it is a NONSLP OEM version.