Dell OEM Windows Server 2003 R2

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  1. zedox

    zedox MDL Novice

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    My Dell PowerEdge 2900 requires OS reinstallation.
    However I've misplaced the discs that came with the server (If any even did come)

    The server has a COA stuck to it.

    The only disc I have is a volume edition. I've tried changing the Pid in the setupp.ini file to 69712OEM but the product key on the sticker is not being accepted.

    I've spent hours searching for an iso or a download of an OEM version of the OS but no luck. Even contacted microsoft and paid them for a replacement disc, however they've just emailed saying they no longer stock it and my order has been cancelled!

    Would really like some assistance on using my legit key to get the OS reinstalled.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    #2 bp1, Jul 14, 2011
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    Why not convert your VL disc into oem as mentioned here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/25428-Convert-Windows-Home-Server-PP3-Trial-to-OEM

    Also read here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/22855-Server-2003-gt-Trial-to-MSDN-conversion-using-Delta

    Also read here to http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/25737-Server-2003-Dell-OEM-Disks

    Hope that helps
     
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  3. zedox

    zedox MDL Novice

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    Thanks but I've resolved this now.

    I followed the instructions to convert Volume disc to OEM
    Here... forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/22748- Create-Your-Own-MULTI-OEM-Windows-Server-2003-DVD...

    I replaced the key in pid.inf and winnt.sif with the one on my COA sticker.
     
  4. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    Great - glad you resolved your problem.
    BTW - Thanks for posting back - Might help someone else with a similar problem
     
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  5. DOSduffer

    DOSduffer MDL Novice

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    CD2 conversion steps needed

    Hello all,

    Just joined and am not certain if my question has been answered elsewhere, so forgive my thickness please... I have converted CD1 in the set from MSDN to OEM and all works fine. But CD2 (the R2 technologies disc) still needs to be modified as an attempted install is rejected. I don't see bios files or other files as on CD1, and my browsing here hasn't turned up anything for converting CD2... can anyone help as I'm under the gun. This is being performed on a Dell PowerEdge and I am using the COA labeled key.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  6. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    To my knowledge CD2 is identical between retail/oem versions, one thing i can think of the VL version might be different. What did you use as base image? MSDN retail or MSDN VL?
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    CD2 to run only needs R2 key (STD or ENT) & correct disk corresponding to the key (in fact there is tiny change in the inf file between the disks)

    sebus
     
  8. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    My MSDN W2K3 R2 sets (Retail and VLK) use the same CD2
    I don't think I've ever used an OEM set, so I'm not sure if that uses the same CD2.

    But i know theres there's a difference in the 'SBS' 2K3 R2 CD2.
    Its a miner edit to an 'inf' file as Sebus said.

     
  9. mathijn75

    mathijn75 MDL Novice

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    Also tried it, but I can not download anywhere STD_W2K3_32bit_Retail_to_OEM.rar. It is removed. Can you help me?
    I am looking how to reinstall my HP Proliant ML350 with Server 2K3.
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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