Converting 2008 R2 Eval to OEM

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by pjn, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. pjn

    pjn MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to installing the final build of 2008 R2 and thought it would be nice to activate it using one of the eval keys posted on this forum. My only concern is this, will I be able to convert it to an OEM edition when a BIOS Mod and OEM Key eventually get released.

    Look forward to your replies :)
     
  2. ifeife2

    ifeife2 MDL Member

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    #2 ifeife2, Aug 26, 2009
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    I guess the first start to this discussion would be finding the differences in the cd images of trial vs full version. Which files are different, etc.

    edit: I had a wrong idea, i forgot this was server OS here
     
  3. pjn

    pjn MDL Novice

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    To be honest, I just assumed that the ISO Images would be the same, and the functionality gets unlocked based on the Key entered.

    Downloading the Eval ISO as we Speak to test tomorrow :)
     
  4. masteryoda34

    masteryoda34 MDL Novice

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    I downloaded the Eval ISO of 2008 R2 and I was given all the choices for install without modification of the ISO when I installed in a virtual machine.
     
  5. ifeife2

    ifeife2 MDL Member

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    #5 ifeife2, Aug 26, 2009
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    edit: I had a wrong idea, i forgot this was server OS here
     
  6. resuitlum

    resuitlum MDL Novice

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    There is no Windows Server 2008 R2 "Ultimate" version. I think you're thinking of Windows 7.
     
  7. ifeife2

    ifeife2 MDL Member

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    #7 ifeife2, Aug 26, 2009
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    oh lolololol. Sorry mate. Too much bamboo for me tonight.
     
  8. boink

    boink MDL Novice

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    When an OEM server key will be out you'll convert your EVAL version to OEM without issues.
     
  9. wsjam13

    wsjam13 MDL Junior Member

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    #9 wsjam13, Aug 26, 2009
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    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Which versions can be used for slp2.1 ie bios activation

    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Which version volume,retail,oem or evaluation -allows slp2.1 ie bios activation-
    a previous post mentions evaluation what about other versions

    any help would be helpfull

    thanks
     
  10. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    they all do, the channel changes when you input a OEM key using the software license manager. So once OEM keys are available then you can use an OEM key, cert file, and loader/bios to activate.
     
  11. wsjam13

    wsjam13 MDL Junior Member

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    ok
    thanks for that
     
  12. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    But I expect it to be a while before SLP key pops up...


    sebus