Server 2003 -> Trial to MSDN conversion using Delta

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  1. maliron

    maliron MDL Novice

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    I did not, I was not able to figure out how to get that far. Kind of an information overload the last few days, as I was not even aware changing the CDs between channels was possible.

    I currently only have the MSDN CD I made listed above, unmodified.
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #42 FreeStyler, Feb 7, 2012
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    Why don't you simply use the delta listed in first post to create 'DELL Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition with SP2'?

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition with SP2
    
    Dell P/N YY317
    
    CRMSOEM_EN.iso
    
    CRC32: 4B9CB572
    MD5: E5EB93DDEAF2F91F69FF86B919907ABA
    SHA-1: CCF6EF05F95DF088F3210592C98F3DF5042C59D9
     
  3. maliron

    maliron MDL Novice

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    I'll give that a shot, up until I read your signature I thought I would need to find a Dell 64bit delta to turn the 64 bit trial disc into a oem disc. Can I use the delta on the MSDN iso, or do I have to use the trial again? As I understand it, the offer an easy way to modify and replace the neeed files on a disc to make a different target disc. The delta files are made from valid copies of the original disc.
    I think where I started getting confused was when the first post I read said you could make a MSDN disc which could then convert to OEM.

    Do I understand the process right, or do I need to start reading again? Lol
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #44 FreeStyler, Feb 7, 2012
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    Sorry my mistake, didn't notice you need the 64-bit version, the delta is for the 32-bit version only

    Basically all you need to do to make the MSDN version accept OEM:SLP keys is edit SETUPP.INI

    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=69713OEM
    Make sure you replace the 4 OEMBIOS files as well
     
  5. maliron

    maliron MDL Novice

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    That should be pretty easy, thanks! The OEM files should be the ones from the Dell Delta package right, or are all the OEM files the same?
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    There are no separate oembios* files in any delta!
    Dell delta will just make you Dell OEM 32-bit CD directly, no need to adjust anything else, just install on Dell hardware

    They are in different thread in stickies

    oembios* set is the same (x64 or x86)

    As I said elswhere, I do not have Dell 64-bit media to make such delta

    sebus
     
  7. MarkAPorter

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    Would it be possible for you to make a DELL OEM Server 2003 Enterprise R2 32-bit Delta?

    Thanks Mark.
     
  8. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    only if sebus had had an original DELL OEM Server 2003 Enterprise R2 32-bit Disc but I am sure if he had he would have posted it already, so probably not
     
  9. MarkAPorter

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    Thanks FreeStyler, may have to give up on this, lots of info on manually replacing files etc but can't seem to figure it out.

    Cheers, Mark.
     
  10. FreeStyler

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    #50 FreeStyler, Feb 9, 2012
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  11. MarkAPorter

    MarkAPorter MDL Novice

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    Thanks FreeStyler for your help in putting the relavant info all in one place. I will give it a go...

    Cheers Mark.
     
  12. maliron

    maliron MDL Novice

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    Thank you sir! I had pretty much stumbled my self through that same procedure, good to know it should work once burned. What would you recommend for rebuilding the iso? I used imgburn, but the Dell prep cd (the one you use to provide the raid drivers) does recognize it as a valid os install cd.
     
  13. desiboyz

    desiboyz MDL Novice

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    Dear

    Where from i download the Windows Small Business Server 2003 and Windows Storage Server 2003
     
  14. desiboyz

    desiboyz MDL Novice

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    Dear

    Thanks for Information

    I see that there is not Windows Server 2003 Data center Edition x86

    Can you tell where we download?
     
  15. rarh

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    #58 rarh, Jun 19, 2012
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    i dont get it :(

    what do i have to do with deisk 2? i dont understand? about the command ? tel mme please?

     
  16. octal

    octal MDL Novice

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    I have much the same situation as maksima (post #25), Dell server with Windows 2003 Standard R2 SP2 32-bit that I want to upgrade to 64-bit. The license says it is good for both versions (so why didn't we receive both disks?). Like maksima, I figured the key would work with both versions, but NOT! I suppose that should be apparent, since the MS "reinstallation" keys are different for the two.

    Anywho..., I converted the 64-bit eval to retail, then substituted the OEMBIOS files from the 32-bit disk, edited SETUPP.INI and had a go at it. I must have done something right, it installed without a hitch! As an experiment I tried the 32-bit key and, sure 'nuff, it didn't work. But the MS key worked fine. I haven't checked the OOBE-do-be-do or whatever prog yet, but it appears to be preactivated as they said it would.

    Two things: I don't think the 32-bit and 64-bit OEMBIOS files are exactly the same, if you compare those from the eval downloads, they are not. Three differ by, I think, 4 bytes (the same difference in all three), and the fourth is considerably different. I'm going to have to look at this again, but I think the Windows logo does not say "x64" (or whatever) as it is supposed to, maybe due to the 32-bit files?

    Other thing: I thought if this worked I would upload the X13-05825-to-CRMSXOEM_EN_DELL.delta, but here's where I am apparently really not getting it. Using the xdelta GUI (it LOOKS easy...) doesn't give me a nice little 200+KB file, but more like 200MB! I am guessing maybe this is because the program I used to edit the iso isn't replacing the files in place, but moving them to the end, so that everything appears to have changed? But if the files are not exactly the same size anyway, won't something like this still happen? I think I'm really off-base here, clues please?
     
  17. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You can do delta on homebrew disks, but it is pointless.
    oembios* set is architecture independent

    sebus