How do OEMs like Dell license their machines - all about asset tags

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  1. tarigaad

    tarigaad MDL Novice

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    In the past, i have done similar setups (host = 2012 and HyperV VM = 2008 ans NO KMS Emulator) without any activation issues. Very peculiar that I cannot even install the certificate on the physical host or at least the SLIC Toolkit doesn't see it. Manually opening the cert in SLIC toolkit loos good and seems to work (hmm). What the right certificate for my physical host?
     

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  2. tarigaad

    tarigaad MDL Novice

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    In the past, i have done similar setups (host = 2012 and HyperV VM = 2008 ans NO KMS Emulator) without any activation issues. Very peculiar that I cannot even install the certificate on the physical host or at least the SLIC Toolkit doesn't see it. Manually opening the cert in SLIC toolkit loos good and seems to work (hmm). What is a right certificate for my physical host?
     

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  3. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    #243 Yen, Jan 30, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019
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    First of all:
    VRTUALMICROSOFT does not come with a valid SLIC/cert. It's the dummy SLIC of the VM BIOS and needs to be patched first.

    Physical machine:
    The certificate that matches the DELL PE_SC3 version 2.4 SLIC found in the dell/2.4 folder
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/oa-2-x-slic-oemcert-collection.5952/page-53#post-514521

    It doesn't matter if the SLIC toolkit finds it. The certificate is right when you are activated.
    If you are interested you can manually find the certificate. It will be stored in tokens.dat after successfully applying the slmgr -ilc C:\DELL-DD981F15.XRM-MS command.

    Just search for the same ASCII sequence as the certificate starts in the tokens.dat file.
    The certificate's headers have changed during revisions...maybe the SLIC toolkit is too old.

    Info:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/how-do-i-extract-my-oem-cert.144/#post-2179
     
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  4. dream1979

    dream1979 MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    is there any way to hide the SLIC in a 12th gen (R320) server?
     
  5. phoenix0519

    phoenix0519 MDL Novice

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    #245 phoenix0519, Jul 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
    What would I put in a asset tag field to get SLIC for a PowerEdge T30?
    Also, if this worked can it be updated for SLIC 2.5?
    Would it be permanent if the Asset Tag field was emptied?