How do you activate Windows Server 2003 R2?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by generitek, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. generitek

    generitek MDL Novice

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    Interested in the theoretical activation of this product.

    A friend asked how one might go about it given that buying legitimate keys is cumbersome.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Exactly the same as Windows XP (just using different set of OEMBIOS - server one)
    It is ALL in the stickies of Server section & XP section

    Just sit & read
     
  3. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    Or better still just use a VL edition then there is no activation.
     
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  4. generitek

    generitek MDL Novice

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    Thanks. That's the missing link: WinServer 2003 => XP re activation.
     
  5. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    There really is no point to this.

    Evaluation is 60 - 90 days.

    Install 2003 and whatever roles/service and upgrade to the next version. This is what labbing is about. You do not need to activate the evaluation version.
     
  6. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    You have wrong one.. This person using Evaluation version.. Try Windows 2008 Server works great from DAZ Loader.. :)
     
  7. dosibox

    dosibox MDL Senior Member

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    And Windows Server 2016 ? :)
     
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