How to Build a Windows 2003 OEM (COA) STD R2 CD from VLK

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  1. hard__ware

    hard__ware MDL Novice

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    #1 hard__ware, Aug 17, 2010
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    I need some help here,

    I have been following lots of different threads here on the Forum's
    Which may i add have been very helpfull in the past ...

    I need to build a Windows 2003 OEM (COA) STD R2 CD from VLK ISO
    VLK ISO Version: Windows 2003 STD R2 /w SP2

    I cannot for the life of me get this to work
    I have verified using the 2003 PID Checker that they are indeed Generic OEM Keys

    Yet i have not had any success.
    I have recently taken over as a IT person in a Large Company
    where we have many Servers's with the above OEM 2003 Version
    with Genuine COA Lables on all machines, and we need to rebuild
    a couple from scratch as they have some nasty corruption,
    but i cannot find any of the original media & neither M$ or the Hardware
    Vendor are willing to help out and supply us another copy even if we pay.

    Thank You

    In advance ....
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #2 sebus, Aug 17, 2010
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    Let me do the searching for you....

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2074-Server-2003-Stan-Ent-OEM-Files-DELL?p=66777#post66777

    And as you want Standard then use the attached, taken from

    en_win_srv_2003_r2_standard_with_sp2_cd1_X13-04790.iso
    SHA1: E81AFC4B92CEEC9BC7F722EB902CF5ACA54A8BFE

    Just remember that COA is useless & you want OEM key from stickies!
    You need to adjust the key in .inf & .sif files!

    And you might have to adjust the oembios files (if your hardware is not Dell) - again in stickies!

    sebus

    View attachment SETUPREG_Retail_Std.rar

    Large company should have VL and/or Technet/MSDN access!
     
  3. hard__ware

    hard__ware MDL Novice

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    #3 hard__ware, Aug 17, 2010
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    Thanks for the Quick Reply,

    So from what you are telling me our COA Labels are useless if i cannot find the Original OEM CD's ?

    And yes i 100% agree about the MVLS / Technet Access
    we have access to eveything in our MVLS account except our Server Operating Systems

    Not sure why the previous IT Admin would do that, maybee to save on the intial purchase cost of the operating systems ...

    Excuse my ignorance, but when you say stickies i take it you mean previous posts ?

    P.S. I have just manged to build a disk that will take our COA OEM Keys but for some crazy reason
    after install the operating system reports Windows 2003 /w SP2 and not Windows 2003 R2 ???
    and as you could also imagine online activation fails ...

    All the servers are Acer Altos (have manged to find the corect OEMBIOS.* files on this site)
    but during the build of the last cd that just completed and tested as above i used the Generic OEMBIOS.* files ...

    anyways thanx again ... =)
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #4 sebus, Aug 17, 2010
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  5. hard__ware

    hard__ware MDL Novice

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    Cheers for the Clarification ...

    I thought that was the case, but you can never be to sure unless you are properly told so ... =P

    Just so happens i had compiled those exact same files about 25 mins ago started a burn in nero and went out to grab a quick bite to eat.

    When i got back i ate and found your new post. nothing better than having somone once again clarrify what i had just done ...

    Am installing the new disk image right now, will post back success or failure for Internet based Activation when using our COA Key.

    Certainly one of the best forums i have used in many years and i thank you very much for your time. =)
     
  6. hard__ware

    hard__ware MDL Novice

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    #6 hard__ware, Aug 17, 2010
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    Posting Success /w the exact last set of files you posted (identical ones that i had already found just before you posted them) ...

    Small side effect, still dont have the R2 listed in System Properties as you would normaly expect and then i realised just as you pointed out above

    you need to install the second disk ... ROFL ... silly me i was getting to hasty trying to get it all working ...


    Come January next year when i have a Full IT Budget i will make sure to get some VLK 2008 Server Licences and replace our server farm and make a move on to VM's

    at the moment i have a IT Budget of $0 until they can allocate me some cash so this excersize has been very usefull and thank you for your time ...
     
  7. sebus

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    Pleasure, good luck getting it sorted

    sebus