My first server -- hp microserver

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Imran999, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Imran999

    Imran999 MDL Novice

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    Just purchased my first server, hp proliant with athlon 1.3ghz and 1gig ram.

    Looking to use WHS on it.

    Can I use the trial from m$ website and configure it so trial doesn't expire? The m$ site states no keys are enterable for that particular download.

    Also , will I have any issue installing from bootable USB stick?

    My aims for the server are as a NAS and download machine and backup solution.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Perfect machine, just use it with Openfiler & forget about WHS (just my opinion)

    Just search for comprehensive guide by Freestyler in this section how to convert WHS trial to oem

    sebus
     
  3. Imran999

    Imran999 MDL Novice

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    Thanks, just found the thread....someone should make it a sticky....some good info in there..

    hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/15307-Convert-Windows-Home-Server-PP3-Trial-to-OEM/page4

    A question to anyone who has done the process of converting the trial to oem before (to save me some time experimenting), can I skip the CD_Image part and just dump the iso contents to bootable usb and install that way? Or is the CD_IMAGE rebuild a crucial step?
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Probably not crucial, USB instakll should be fine

    sebus