HELP with VMWare 9.0 and Windows Server R2 SP1

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by JosPhantasmE, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. JosPhantasmE

    JosPhantasmE MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys, and is a pleasure to be here.

    I'm new and trying to learn about virtualization and everything, it's been great since I've learned a lot but I'm having this problem, that is killing me.

    I have installed Windows Server R2 SP1 using VMWare Workstation 9.0.0 build-812388 and I can't activate the product (Windows).

    I know this might be simple, but I have no idea of what's going on or how to fix it. I read something about modified vmware.exe files and etc, but I have no clue of how to do that.

    Can anybody guide me to the right path.

    Thanks.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Start by reading this
     
  3. JosPhantasmE

    JosPhantasmE MDL Novice

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    Thanks for helping, is there like something for new people, because I honestly don't understand a word of what that said.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Honestly, if you read & do not understand then maybe it is just not for you?

    What is difficult?

    Server 08/R2/Win7 offline (OEM) activation = SLIC 2.1 (in BIOS or emulated) + OEM SLP key + certificate that matches the SLIC 2.1

    Same for physical computer & virtual machine

    So you either use Daz loader in VM or mod the BIOS of Workstation x.x

    Use the pointed tool to mod "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx.exe"

    If you can not do that, then search for a modded version of the BIOS or give up

    sebus
     
  5. JosPhantasmE

    JosPhantasmE MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much, I figured it out. :D
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Well done, it was not too difficult?
     
  7. JosPhantasmE

    JosPhantasmE MDL Novice

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    It was not, even though reading this now, I do not appreciate how you told me to give up... But thanks everything worked out for the best.