Need Server 2012 R2 Standard OEM (i think)

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  1. f0ster

    f0ster MDL Junior Member

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    Here is the situation: ordering server 2012 r2 standard oem. In the meantime, i want to install server 2012 r2 so when the key/disc get here, all i have to do is use the oem key to activate. Problem seems to be, that all i have server 2012 volume and so i don't think i can use a oem key on a volume install? Where can i get a server 2012 r2 oem iso?
     
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    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Actually you can use the key (+ cert, if you use OEM:SLP activation) on VL media too.
     
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    f0ster MDL Junior Member

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    #4 f0ster, Sep 15, 2015
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    @LostEd - Best i can remember, one of my clients bought 2012 R2 Standard with an open License. I downloaded the ISO from the MS VL website.

    @ - Tito - Do i have to use the cert and OEM:SLP activation or will the volume media take the OEM key? This is for a business owner. Maybe this is what you are saying: use volume media, use daz process and then enter the OEM key?

    I also read from a MS guy that an OEM key can only be activated once? Do you know this to be true? And if a motherboard has to be replaced, a new key has to be purchased.
     
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    Threat Lord of the Files

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    It always amazes me how many clearly uneducated people on server stuff are providing servers and installing Windows Server to business customers :beee:

    An OEM key is tied to the motherboard for legal reasons - but is not physically enforced beyond it detecting the number of times the key has been used.

    But for what he is saying is to use the VL method, inject the OEM SLP key using SLMGR, inject the OEM cert also using SLMGR and you will be good to go. You don't need to actual key you gen sent as servers are shipped with OEM:SLP keys for the installation. New motherboard does mean a new key usually, but only for the purpose of been legal 'on paper' in most exceptions. It's no enforced though as you may have the motherboard of a machine/server changed under warranty.

    What is concerning, if you are trying to be strictly legal: You already own the server so cannot purchase an OEM version separately, as it's supposed to be supplied with the server at the time of purchase. So you would actually need a retail version.
     
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