Convert Windows Home Server PP3 Trial to OEM?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by ZaForD, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hey Guys,

    I see theres a new PP3 trial disk available from MS that has a 30 day limit.
    Has anyone managed to mod this to use it with their own CD Key ?

    I'm about to rebuild our WHS, and i'm looking for a lazy route. :biggrin:
     
  2. FreeStyler

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  3. DataRight

    DataRight MDL Novice

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    I agree, OEM:SLP is the way to go. I just wanted to see if it really worked, even with the PP3 trial, and it did.

    Lazy as I am i left it running... :biggrin:

    When m$ decides to make it non-genuine I will make the required changes to my installation.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If your key is good (not some doggy VL key from unknown source) than it is almost impossible to be turned to non-genuine

    sebus
     
  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Impossible? In my opinion it is quite easy for MS to detect those as there simply are no VLK editions for Windows Home Server
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I only said "almost impossible" (of course you are right, anything IS possible!) But would M$ bother with this one?

    sebus
     
  7. FreeStyler

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    #8 FreeStyler, Jan 19, 2010
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  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    One can also use PowerISO, as it works just fine for iso rebuilding

    sebus
     
  9. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Something strange is happening... one install using the above method finished fine, now a new install resulted in a endless loop while installing... have to review my steps (tonight)
     
  10. ZaForD

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    Good News.
    I've seen a couple of reports that MS has released WHS PP3 disk in Japan, so hopefully they'll be released over here soon. :cool:

    Yeah, I was hoping that would work, as it did with Server 2003.
    Just haven't got my test boxes back up and running yet. So I took the lazy route and asked. ;)

    I've had that problem plenty of times, when making/modding WHS images.
    I've never been able to find a fix. :(
    Altho, theres is a work round, involving a .reg hack to stop the loop. Then setting up the security seeting through the console. I'll dig the info out of my backups if you want it. :cool:

    @DataRight, Sebus
    VLK versions of WHS don't see all the Windows Updates, which can be a real problem. o_O
     
  11. bla

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    #12 bla, Jan 24, 2010
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    waiting for results.

    Any news FS ??.
     
  12. FreeStyler

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    #13 FreeStyler, Jan 24, 2010
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    Files were working just fine, eg the cdimage command has changed a bit
    Code:
    CDIMAGE_2.54 -u1 -j1 -bC:\Windows_Home_Server_DVD\boot\etfsboot.com -lCC1HOEM3_EN -g224 -t10/29/2009,14:17:54 C:\Windows_Home_Server_DVD C:\Windows_Home_Server_DVD.ISO
    14:17:54 is GMT, i live in GMT + 1 so for me it reads 13:17:54
     
  13. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Damn, you mean not using a Date/Time stamp was causing me those problems. o_O

    Thanks for tip FreeStyler. :cool:
     
  14. FreeStyler

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    #15 FreeStyler, Jan 25, 2010
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    Nah i do not think so, but I just fixed that while i was busy trying to find the installation issue ;)
     
  15. bla

    bla MDL Member

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    I'm getting that endless loop even with the trial iso pp3 (original not moded) downloaded from Microsoft. Something is not right with this OS because i can install any other version of 2k3 in the same hardware in about 25 mins without nay problems ( I even don't need to install drivers because everything is recognized ).
     
  16. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    bla, did you put in a key? try without one
     
  17. Svend Rugaard

    Svend Rugaard MDL Novice

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    When i got the Beta Of Windows Home Server a Few Years ago, before it was release, i had the same problem, until i actually disconnected the Computer from the internet cable .. i dont know why, but its because its some kind of way to say, "hay pall you arent serving anybody now .. install me first then connect me" ..

    Then it actually worked , i had in that time in Beta a Nvidia Nforce Networkcontroller , so i thought i was because of that, it have allways been the black sheep in windows with no drivers, but actually my realtek onboard netcontroller was doing the same thing even on the final version when it was release so for me i havent got any succes with install the home server while its in pre-install stage ..
     
  18. bla

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    #19 bla, Feb 8, 2010
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    I tried both with and without key, same result.
     
  19. bla

    bla MDL Member

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    tried it , no go again