OK, I've gone stupid.

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  1. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    #1 toonces06, Apr 3, 2012
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    I've gone through the stickies, dl'd a bunch, burned 4 or 5 times and still haven't hit the right combo.

    I have a PE2900 that had the drives destroyed and no replacement cd. I have a new drive and trying to get the server back in service.

    Anyone interested? I could probably do a gotomeeting and we could walk through what I'm doing and see where I'm going wrong. Thanks.

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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Better to make an oem:slp disc :)
     
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  3. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    Burned at 4x and verified. I don't think the burning was the problem.. I'm brain-dead from trying too many things. Rather than start fresh, I'd just like to pay someone who's done this before.
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, try to boot from USB :D
     
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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Man what are you burning? an iso?

    sebus
     
  6. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    Did that when I first put Fedora on it. But I really need Win, so thought I'd go back to it's original. OEM:SLP is the way to go? I'll go back to stickies and concentrate on that.
     
  7. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    Burned iso, img and a compilation of individual files. Tried several sources, one from here, one from MS that needed to be converted, etc. I just don't know what I'm doing well enough to be sure what I'm burning is correct.
     
  8. 3sidedcube

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    If memory serves me correct server 2003 oem setup is the same for winXP ... have you replaced the oem bios files in the i386 folder in the iso image that you have and changed the setup ini to change to oem.

    the iso image that you may be after is the retail one and then change the files as stated to make oem.
    you must have an oem bios for the oem to work.
     
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  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #10 sebus, Apr 4, 2012
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    It is not rcoket science, but you need to make an effort to at least provide information

    - what do you have (iso with what hash?)
    - oembios SLP check output (most likely it already has Dell string anyway)
    - descripion of what is NOt working (iso does not burn, CD does not boot, does not activate after install, does not accept key)

    So far I see none of the above in your posts

    You are almost as my users, who state "It does not work", forgetting to specify the actual problems (which is their brain most of the time)

    sebus
     
  10. endlesslyonline

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    Took the words right out of my mouth ;)
     
  11. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    Sebus, thanks. I didn't post all of that because I was really hoping to just get someone to do a remote-help session with me instead of a thread help session. I figured 10 minutes on a gotomeeting would be a lot quicker.

    I'll post what I've gotten so far in a message in a few minutes. Thanks!
     
  12. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    Ok, looking over what I did the other day... originally I was trying to get an install that would work with my COA key. I got various installs (turned out to be a VL iso and a retail iso).

    However, I think I was close the the right track.. I ended up with the following from here:

    en_win_srv_2003_r2_standard_x64_with_sp2_cd1_X13-05757
    MD5: 384f54fbd0f3524d4cc262f5892de230

    If I'm reading correctly, that's an iso of an MSDN retail that I then converted to an OEM with the delta stuff.

    So now I need to do the oembios stuff? That's where I'm getting confused.



     
  13. redroad

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    #14 redroad, Apr 4, 2012
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    Confirm hashes checked (MD5 , Sha1) especially final ISO
     
  14. sebus

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    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all the help re-pointing me in the right direction. One other question:

    If I don't need the key on the server, is there any reason I shouldn't just go straight to 2008 R2?
     
  16. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Who said anything about not needing the key? Of course you NEED the key, OEM SLP key for 2003

    Ofcourse you can go for 2008 R2, but you need to mod the BIOS to have SLIC 2.1

    sebus
     
  17. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    I meant the key stamped on the side of the server.
     
  18. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    With this key you WILL have to activate on the phone. Pick OEM SLP key from stickies

    This key does NOT relate in any way to 2008 (come on, a bit of logic!)

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  19. toonces06

    toonces06 MDL Novice

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    I'm sorry I've done such a s**tty job of communicating to you... you have misread everything I wrote on this page: