Get Free Server 2008 Key [This method is turned DEAD, CLOSED]

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  1. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    If you are still around I can get you one, just let me know
     
  2. soccon1985

    soccon1985 MDL Novice

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    Current Key not Activate Enterprise edition only Standard Edition ! :)
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    That is really a blow... You get for free "only" Standard, shocking...

    sebus
     
  4. TassieToo

    TassieToo MDL Member

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    Are you sure? Worked fine for me on an Enterprise installation yesterday.
     
  5. Jahanbani

    Jahanbani MDL Novice

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    #745 Jahanbani, Dec 28, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
    These MAK Keys work for both Standard and Enterprise versions...
    Worked for me 2 days ago...
     
  6. soccon1985

    soccon1985 MDL Novice

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    I use Key get from Dreamspart and Activate Windows server Enterprise Edition , But cannot active ! My Key got form Dreamspart ago 2 month ! I using ISO file download from Dreamspart !
     
  7. blackcobra

    blackcobra MDL Novice

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    Even worked for me yesterday..... Enterprise edition..
     
  8. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    it doesn't work anymore.. i need a key for my windows 2008 r2 but doesn't work :( I tried same proxies and without proxy it says:

    Logo
    Unknown or Unusable Identity Provider

    The identity provider supplying your login credentials is not authorized for use with this service or does not support the necessary capabilities.

    To report this problem, please contact the site administrator at root@localhost.

    Please include the following error message in any email:

    Identity provider lookup failed at

    dreamspark.com/Shibboleth.sso/Login

    EntityID:

    idp.msuniversity.edu.cn/shibboleth/idp
    opensaml::saml2md::MetadataException: Unable to locate metadata for identity provider

    idp.msuniversity.edu.cn/shibboleth/idp
     
  9. T220

    T220 MDL Novice

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    Keys work fine on Enterprise, people that have problems must be doing something wrong.

    Was working fine till yesterday, now gives the error detailed above.
     
  10. ckyap

    ckyap MDL Novice

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    Might be the China-CERNET server shut down during holidays, or their program license expired to the year end?

    Anyway I believe the key(s) already grabbed will continue to work for quite some time. And the keys for Server 2008 R2 Standard will also work for the Enterprise Edition.

    But do anybody know whether or not the Dreamspark keys will expire years into the future? And does it require the keys to be activated for the first time within a set period after being issued, or by a deadline such as 2010, 2012, or 2015?
     
  11. jmc830

    jmc830 MDL Novice

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    I am experiencing the same problem I desperately need a windows standard 08 server key if someone could send me one I would greatly appreciate it
     
  12. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    This wouldn't be the first time the servers at China CERNet have shut down for a period of time, if I remember right it was around this time last year. Just be patient everyone they should come back, China likes to shut down their servers for a period of time.

    You are correct that they will work for awhile, my friends hasn't deactivated in over a year so I can assure you they do not expire, MS still gives me the same keys on my student account.
     
  13. duh

    duh MDL Member

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    tricky tricky tricky, since when M$ guys so smart? :-D

    ckyap, T220, deniz, jmc830, chianf092
    dear folks,
    the method is the same method against the method has changed drastic, from a unix guy point of view? i can say they have remapped the IP to Location, using geoip or something, to make sure the IP is from china, and also it looks like they have mapped for a certain province and restricted to certain subnet in a certain province, so? this in simple english means? china-cernet has shut the door for outsider and the only way to get in is via a local door. the old proxies are also blacklisted. and thus we are reduced to nothing but same old square. if you look closely you will see re-validate. now wtf is what most will say, but i will say this, find a local door or a local backdoor/back channel, else access denied. they have blocked all the access to those who were authorised and verified but they cannot block you when you are inside out from inside. i hope i am not that technical and you folks can follow me. two major "FINE PRINT!" #1, re-validation and #2. shibboleth kicking you off the geoip segment database. which means you are screwed. i mean we all are screwed. so find a way in. i got my way in as i got a friend there and i will hook via him. and i dont think so he will entertain for 100's or 1000's of users to get authenticated via him, and thats china, if you speak against government? capital punishment. so guy get it, and good luck hope you get it. and also make friends with someone in mainland china. as from a shibboleth admin i know hos strict it is now. i will also in the meanwhile try to find the loop holes in the system. Viva Open Source, Linux/Un!x/BSD Rules! good luck.
    shibboleth = pki + otp + kerberos + sso, now its extremely tough to dodge such a high profile security system and whats worse? we got geoip database now integrated with shibbo, hehe, gimme some time. the current proxies might not work, try tor network, they got a higher success rate, than these proxies. good luck.
     
  14. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Was good while it last. Now you need to ask your student kid, nephew etc for access

    sebus
     
  15. Acheroniano

    Acheroniano MDL Novice

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    Not Functional anymore?

    this tip not functional anymore ?

    :/

    i need about... 10 keys to implement a virtualized project :D
     
  16. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    From the look of it no it's going to stop working. Not bad for over a year though, sorry for the new folks though.
     
  17. ckyap

    ckyap MDL Novice

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    @chianf092:
    Have to say 'Thank You' that following your advice I grabbed quite some Server 2008 R2 keys last month when it's working.

    If I consume 3 keys per year, only hope that on 2013 I can still use the remaining keys to activate Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, and at that time I definitely will let those final machines live as long as they can.
     
  18. MasterHacker

    MasterHacker MDL Junior Member

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    I can conform it is not working anymore.
     
  19. kdo2milger

    kdo2milger MDL Senior Member

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    when is chinese new year?

    i know they shut damn near everything down for about 2 weeks during the new year
     
  20. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    It's Valentine's Day this year....