Obtain a legit key for Server 2012 (Datacenter or Standard x64)

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  1. s1ave77

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    #1 s1ave77, Oct 4, 2012
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  2. Trailertrash

    Trailertrash MDL Novice

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    Confirmed. Working. :bananajoj2::bananajoj2:

    Thanx
     
  3. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    And the wild depths found it here :rolleyes:
     
  4. s1ave77

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    #4 s1ave77, Oct 6, 2012
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    Didn´t found over search (may be tried not hard enough), and noticed the doubling only after posting this, stupid bad me....hope you can forgive me sometime, somehow.
    regards
     
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  5. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Is it possible to get both? I got the Datacenter key but if I try to get Standard it gives me the Datacenter key.
     
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  6. s1ave77

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    Tried myself with two mail adresses and got 2 different keys for standard. Don´t need datacenter, so didn´t try.
     
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  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    I have contacted Microsoft about this already and even tho the key is for one edition, you can use it twice. 1 Datacenter Activation, 1 Standard activation or 2 Datacenter activations or 2 Standard activation. Trust me, i was curious too when I checked my keys in the PID checker
     
  8. s1ave77

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    Good to know, thanks for info.
     
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  9. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Anytime :cool:
     
  10. Tekloc

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    Confirmed working. Thanks a bunch for your hard work.
     
  11. s1ave77

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    You are welcome, but thanks have to be reported to 100 , the origin of this so far...:D.
    regards


    EDIT: I´m the fool tried sharing common knowlege again...
     
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  12. Mitolo

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    :biggrin: thanks worked great .... :cool:
     
  13. mzar720

    mzar720 MDL Novice

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    Thanks i got my key
     
  14. Katczajk

    Katczajk MDL Novice

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    Yes yes, not every time u can do what other peoples wrote, but really this works :)

    But with my Russian, there is no trick, its an internet acadamy with students and teachers.
    Or u learn self without pay any.

    But at all u get real legit Dreamspark Account verification.
     
  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep, there is no trick in it. 100 (the origin of this info, as stated before) wouldn´t have posted it, if it were fake.
    regards


    EDIT: After enabling desktop experience Server 2012 looks and behaves like Pro/Ent.
    Code:
    Import-Module ServerManager
    Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience
    in an elevated cmd.
     
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    #16 meister_sd, Oct 10, 2012
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    I totally believe you, but I find it hard to believe it works because in my TechNet account there is a separate category for STD and Datacenter. I'll have to see if TechNet keys and the keys from DreamSpark are different in how Server 2012 recognizes them....
     
  17. s1ave77

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    Guess the keys are only depending on version, not where you got them from.
     
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    #18 Smithy, Oct 10, 2012
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    Worked 4 me...

    Got Keys 4:

    -Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Also Key for Windows Embedded CE 6.0

    Thx!

    btw.

    Has anyone tried 2 install Enterprise-Version with the Dreamspark Key? On Windows Server 2008 R2 we could use the key for the Enterprise version aswell. Just asking because otherwise I have 2 setup my server fresh as an upgrade from Enterprise 2 Standard isn't supported.
     
  19. Smithy

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    Thx - great news :eek:
     
  20. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Thanks for info.
    Regards
     
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