Convert Windows Home Server PP3 Trial to OEM?

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  1. Tito

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  2. NCS

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    U can Use ODIN to activate as OEM
     
  3. sebus

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    NCS, ODIN is SLIC, WHS 1.0 uses SLP - it is 2003 based (get your facts right!)

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  4. sebus

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    Which exact Server 2003 oembios* set from post #1 did you use?

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  5. laidlow12002

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    I downloaded and edited the WHS DVD files with the HOQOEM CRC-D05D250E. That is my problem I don't know how to put this string into my bios or this one: HPQOEM WHS 2003 CRC-D05D250E.

    I actually began following the guide that is linked on the first page of this thread, A revised (better) guide is available: here, sorry I can't post lnks as I am still a baby. Am I making any sense? At this point I believe I have throughly confused myself.
     
  6. laidlow12002

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    I downloaded this and ran it for Windows Server 2003 and it did indeed give me some other valid slp's. I was able to find them in the instruction post and am now installing for the 6th time. Wish me luck! Thank you and Sebus for all the help. With a little luck, God knows I have had the preserverence this will work this time.
     
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    #187 laidlow12002, Apr 2, 2012
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    Still nothing, when I ran the tool you mentioned I did get:

    Hewlitt-Packard Company OEMBIOS.CAT CRC32=CC6CB12C ------>>>>I used this one
    Hewlitt-Packard Company OEMBIOS.CAT CRC32=C0023D89
    Hewlitt-Packard Company OEMBIOS.CAT CRC32=D107C3EA
    I inserted the bios files into C:\Windows_Home_Server_DVD\SVR_2003\i386\ (they were compressed using the tol provided in the post)
    Installed but still had 30 activation.
    I tried the VLC2OEM tool but now it won't let me boot past the error message, windows can't validate liscenses or something to that effect. I am missing something? I followed all the instructions to the letter.

    UPDATE: FINALLY SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I used the C0023D89 bios set and it worked. Strange thing I thought I would try, just for girns, and put the HP OEM key in the PID.INF, when it began installing it gave me an error about a bad key, I put the other key in that is mentions in step 6 of the guide, t installed is activated and all is well. Thanks again for all the help with this, it has been a real challenge.
     
  8. Tito

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    Well done buddy!!! :)
     
  9. Tito

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    @FreeStyler

    Can you please update the WHS oem:slp key link??
     
  10. Mirko

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    @FreeStyler

    Could you please update the referenced link (for archive at point 1).
    Thank you in advance.
    Mirko.
     
  11. ShyFx

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    #191 ShyFx, Jan 13, 2013
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    Hi. Did you get the files you need? If not, maybe others need these files for their own use. There are a total of 9 files you need to replace files.jpg Edit: I had these files saved, these are straight from the Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition SP2 VLK.
    Send me a PM if anyone needs.
     
  12. dawg1

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    I've done this process, installed fine but it won't update. I've tried through IE6 and through the console. Everything else, including internet works fine. I did have a previous WHS V1 running on the same hardware but formatted etc. Any idea on what may be wrong? Thanks.
     
  13. Hendi48

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    Does anyone still have the replacement files that are required to turn the trial ISO into an OEM ISO? Both links (megaupload and mediafire) are down :(
     
  14. sebus

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    #194 sebus, Apr 24, 2014
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    Do you also need oembios* file set? Which one?

    Other files are here
     
  15. PROBLEMCHYLD

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    I know this thread is old, but I have followed the instructions and everything is activated. Is there a way to get rid of the watermark?
     
  16. TekExp

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    Does anybody have the OEM:SLP Key file with the dead link in the other thread for WHS PP3 Trial to OEM? Also, the Cisco OEMBIOS files link is dead?

    Thanks,
     
  17. sebus

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    Hi,

    Thanks very much for the keys and the oembios data. I am trying I guess to complete my collection of server 2003 oembios sets. Would you happen to have or know of where I could obtain these:

    CISCO 2003 CRC=DE21FF36
    LENOVO 2003 CRC-4E61420C


    Thanks,
     
  19. TekExp

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    Thanks For the Post! The one marked Cisco, actually links to this file:
    LACIE-BDC9C913.rar. Thanks Again!