Free Windows Server 2012 Standard licence from WebsiteSpark

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Xtreem, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. applegate

    applegate MDL Member

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    Great, got my 5 server 2012 standard keys with WebsiteSpark. That's enough to play around. :worthy:
     
  2. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    Just to let you all know as it's not mentioned in OP - it also provides 1 MAK for HPC/Web Server 2008 R2 and 1 MAK for HPC/Web Server 2008.:eek:
     
  3. cucu007

    cucu007 MDL Novice

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    This is awesome, I signed up and got the key. Thanks.
     
  4. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    #44 Rock Hunter, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
    I went back today and looked again. This time I was able to get a key code and started to download the file. But I'm wondering what I'm downloading because the file is vhd_server_serverstandardeval_en-us.exe. This does not look like an iso that I can burn to a dvd. So how does this .exe file work? Anybody try it yet? FOLLOW-UP: I finished downloading the file and ran the exe. That produced a much larger vhd file. I ran that file and it created a virtual HD with the installation of Server 2012 already completed except for initial setup of password and a few other things. To me this is not what I expected and I'm back to downloading a version that I can burn to a DVD and then install on my server's HD.
     
  5. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    And you can litterally use the key on 500 different machines. I have checked and verified with a PID checker and it is never wrong.
     
  6. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Confirmed, I checked back and got my 5 server keys to go along with my one free Dreamspark server key. Thanks!
     
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  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    If you click the "My Product Keys" tab, It will list all software available to you so you don't need to search everything to see what you can download.
     
  8. Sylph

    Sylph MDL Novice

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    What happens with an activated server 2012 when the websitespark expires?
     
  9. lgj1952

    lgj1952 MDL Member

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    Skärmklipp.jpg I got my 5 server key. Thanks!
     
  10. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Absolutely nothing. When your websitespark expires, it means nothing more than you won't be able to log back into it. As long as you have your keys, you are set for life my friend. Your machine will stay permanently activated :cool:
     
  11. Sylph

    Sylph MDL Novice

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    Nice, tnx .
     
  12. LightSource

    LightSource MDL Novice

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    Just registered and was able to claim 1 key (Apparently I can have up to 5)

    Thanks to OP.
     
  13. win_seven

    win_seven MDL Member

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    Thanks Xteem
    i have now 5 keys for windows server 2012 and + for other things
     
  14. meister_sd

    meister_sd MDL Novice

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    I just signed up and was able to access downloads and keys immediately from the welcome email "Welcome to WebsiteSpark". What I found cool is Visio 2013 and Office 2013 as release candidate is available and makes me hope RTM will show up too once it's available!
     
  15. Smithy

    Smithy MDL Junior Member

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    Thx - worked fine for me.

    List of what you can receive:

    Expression Web 3
    Expression Studio 4 Web Professional (WebsiteSpark)
    Expression Studio 4 Premium (WebsiteSpark)
    Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview
    Project Professional 2013 Preview
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012
    Visio Professional 2013 Preview
    Visual Studio 2010 Professional
    Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010
    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
    Visual Studio Professional 2012
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012
    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
    Visual Studio 2010 Professional
    Windows HPC Server 2008 and Windows Web Server 2008
    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Windows Web Server 2008 R2
    5x Windows Server 2012 Standard
     
  16. trelleman

    trelleman MDL Novice

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    Dream on buddy! :biggrin:
     
  17. submarenuhon

    submarenuhon MDL Novice

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    i need the 32-bit (if theirs any)



    hi Xtreem :)

    i'm just wondering if the Win Server 2012 Standard Edition a beta or trial version or it's already the final/release version? :confused:

    besides, is it a 32-bit or 64-bit that you're able to download? :rolleyes:

    you must have a golden hands, as well, a lucky guy to acquired such soft copies :thumbsup:



    cheers! :worthy:
     
  18. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    You don't HAVE to (I didn't); I registered and grabbed singles of Server 2012 Standard and VS 2012 Professional.
     
  19. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    It's the final/RTM version - I'm dual-booting it with 8 Pro x64 (different drives). There has been no x32 version of Windows Server since 2003 R2. Standard is above Essentials, but below Datacenter/HPC Server; however, like Essentials, it includes the Hyper-V Server role (which is why I grabbed it, for use for my Hyper-V home lab).
     
  20. linuxhavok

    linuxhavok MDL Novice

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    Worked for me, thanks