SBS 2003 Cals

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by kanga202, May 27, 2009.

  1. kanga202

    kanga202 MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    There seems to be all this info on activating servers or Vista blah blah.

    but there is next to nothing on CALs... where can i find VLK for CALs I want to test SBS 03... but im not going to spend heaps of money buying the cals if its not going to work for me.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Cals are imaginary licensing on-paper only entities.

    They are not installed etc, there is no number , it is only you saying to MS I need 50 Cals & they sell you a paper (or even not) saying that you have it

    sebus
     
  3. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    You are mostly correct, with the one big exception of SBS03 which strictly enforces the number of licenses you have installed. Even with volume licensing there are no "generic" keys. It "appears" that you can reuse keys from one SBS03 on another, as long as each key on the machine is unique and you don't go overboard about it. Put it this way... when I tried an already used CAL pack on a new server it did not tell me it was already in use, but YMMV.
     
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  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #4 sebus, May 27, 2009
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    In that case why not to just "test" full Server 2003 or even 2008

    Why insist on SBS03?

    sebus
    Edit - links for traing added (credit goes to moriginal poster)

    hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/237479436/BM_31_wsbs_UDS.part1.rar
    hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/237478663/BM_31_wsbs_UDS.part2.rar
    hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/237478349/BM_31_wsbs_UDS.part3.rar
     
  5. kanga202

    kanga202 MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys...

    Well the quick answer is SBS 03 is cheap :)

    but yes... you need a key and i cant find any

    So does anyone know where i can find VLK for CALs for SBS 03???

    i mean thats kinda my point... you can find activators for Vista and Windows 7...ect ect... but not CAL keys.
     
  6. kanga202

    kanga202 MDL Novice

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    So.... no one knows anything about this??
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You are not going to use legit version (as per question)
    Then why not to use W2K3 made up OEM?

    sebus
     
  8. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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  9. kanga202

    kanga202 MDL Novice

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    HAHA... well @ least that answers the question about being able to use them more than once :)

    Funny, I looked everywhere for something like that, how did you find it?

    Anyway thanks... so now I know these is no way to get around it and that seems to be more secured then the actual OS keys...
     
  10. dazzler22

    dazzler22 MDL Novice

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    Lol been trying to find a way round this for ages... but alas im sure it dosent exist...

    if only there was a way of killing the license logging service it would all be good, but for the mo im having to kill it every hour..

    someone must know a way round but im guessing it is top secret info!

    Cheers
    Dazzler
     
  11. kirret

    kirret MDL Novice

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    Hey

    All SBS versions come with 5 CALs automatically, so if you want to test SBS 2k3/sk8, you only need SBS license number. Just for testing purposes you dont need to have any CAL's, even if you want to connect 75 users to it. But if you want to take it out of your test enviroment you need CAL's from MS.
     
  12. kanga202

    kanga202 MDL Novice

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    No, I never found a way around this.

    But you say if you kill the licence service every hour???

    Now if only i could find a tut for the BIOS crack for SBS 2008
     
  13. rosewood

    rosewood MDL Novice

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    Look harder - I posted everything you need ages ago. It is the same as Vista, just different files (again that I posted here ages ago).
     
  14. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You also need to look carefully, he asks about SBS03 (NOT SBS08!)

    Apples and potatoes

    sebus