Server 2003 Standard OEM Files - HP

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  1. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    Thanks, I think I sort of get it now.

    Basically you think the pack I downloaded should cover at least:

    R1 Enterprise
    R1 Standard
    R2 Enterprise

    But you say the R2 Standard OEMBIOS files are unknown?

    I think I might have to find Enterprise R1 instead eh?
     
  2. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    I'm lost, sorry.

    I have the following:

    2003 Enterprise (SP0) - Trial
    2003 Standard R2 SP2 - Full

    What are my best options?

    I have HP OEM SLP on the computer.
     
  3. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    I need to clear the trial and activate this PC with HP OEM BIOS. It's Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP0 Trial.

    Please help.

    Thanks
     
  4. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    #44 Liebo, Dec 10, 2009
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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Use retail instead of Trial?
    Makes life easier

    Otherwise you try to create Frankenbuild

    sebus
     
  6. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Retail.
    You only need to replace oembios* set & add winnt.sif for convienience (so you do not need to type during install

    Test in Vmware (easiest)

    sebus
     
  8. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    #49 Liebo, Dec 11, 2009
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    Not the setupp.ini?

    The one in retail has

    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=69713000
    
    the one in the HP OEM pack as I linked above has

    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=69713OEM
    
    Thanks for your continued support.
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, and setupp.ini, sorry

    sebus
     
  10. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    I've finally got it installed now.

    I used to R2 OEMBIOS files, swapped the SetupPP.INI file and then using NLite, I stripped out some crap and set the product key to the R2 HP Ent OEM key.

    I also set the OEM information in the $OEM$/$$ folder.

    It's doing Windows Update now... 75 hotfixes :/ I wonder if there is an update pack available?? I've searched but the only project I found was discontinued...
     
  11. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    I lie, there is an active rollup pack project over at RyanVM by some guy called OnePiece however it looks to me a bit hammer to crack a nut and includes everything...

    Ah well, the server is updated now so shouldn't think I will need to install again. If this PC fails, it'll be a new one with Win 2008 instead haha!

    Thanks for your help.
     
  12. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    Guys,

    Further assistance needed.

    I've got the server up and running now and what not but R2 will not install. It asks for a serial key. The HP key is not working nor is the retail key.
    Any ideas?
     
  13. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    So? Does it matter to you in any way?

    sebus
     
  14. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    No it doesn't but I would have assumed it would have used the same key to install with?

    It's still working for Windows Updates etc so it's all good.
     
  15. unong

    unong MDL Novice

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    #57 unong, Apr 7, 2010
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    Sebus, thanks for this little note and who provided CRC-D107C3EA. I got my cd last year but just recently installed it, using the key provided by m$. It later shows the 30days activation icon in the taskbar. I think I got an oem product which requires activation. I did search among posts here and tried the uploaded sets, ending up with activation error during the opening screen. I made another set, this time I just used the 4 oem* files from the archive mentioned, I'm ok with providing details thru the installation, and got it installed. I don't see the activation icon anymore. I haven't connect the pc to internet, but I'm sure it'll do just fine.
    again, thanks guys!

    Note:
    Just installed sp2 + 81 updates, no sign of the wpa keys icon. .. unfortunately, WGA does not cover Windows Server 2003, and can't run mgadiag tool.
    :)