[SBS 2003 SP2 OEM] Virtualize OS and activate windows

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by johndoe08, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. johndoe08

    johndoe08 MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    i have virtualize an OS SBS 2003 SP2 to a VM on a Hyper-V server (to test a migration)

    The licence of the windows is an OEM

    When i start the OS, i have the message that activation is required, but when i try to activate by internet, microsoft refused.

    I read that the licence OEM is not authorized on a VM.

    Is there a solution to bypass the activation?

    Thanks for your help (and for my poor english lol)
     
  2. sushil1576

    sushil1576 MDL Senior Member

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    #2 sushil1576, Oct 26, 2010
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    Just check out the Virtualization forum and read the stickies...you will find lots of tools there that will help you in activating that image via oem methoad
     
  3. johndoe08

    johndoe08 MDL Novice

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    thx a lot , it works great with VMware Workstation (Multi-Brand) Bios Installer

    Cheers
     
  4. chinabee

    chinabee MDL Novice

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    Hi Johndoe, would you mind elaborating this a little? I can't seem to understand how to make it work. Does this work on VMware ESXi?
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Then read post #2 again & follow the link.
    And learn something!

    sebus
     
  6. chinabee

    chinabee MDL Novice

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    I was asking because I couldn't understand the link provided here.
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Would that be easier for you?

    sebus
     
  8. chinabee

    chinabee MDL Novice

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    Not really as that's the link I clicked.