Server 2008 + Key

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by elpigeondindo, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    I get the key in CHina with your sticky. I download from micosoft an ISO of 2008 server but when i install it the key don't work.

    Can someone give the link to download the right ISO with the keys plz ?
     
  2. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    The keys only work on Standard or Enterprise what edition are you trying to install?

    Thanks
     
  3. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    I tried a Full Standard edition :S

    But the iso is in French, it's a probleme ?
     
  4. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

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  5. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    Woawwww !!!!

    It's hard to do :S

    there is no ISO already done ?
     
  6. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hi Suicide Solution,
    You don't to replace "those files" in Vista / Server2008 images. :)

    The "Retail/OEM" images are exactly the same.
    The "Trial" image has the "Time Bomb" in it, which is disabled if/when you use a "Retail/OEM" key.

    The "Vol" image is different again, due to the way the "VLK" activates with its server. But I don't know enough about this process to advise on it.


    @elpigeondindo,
    Can't you use the English version and use the "Install GUI" to install the French language pack ?
     
  7. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    Yes i can. I can install it with the upadtes

    Why ?
     
  8. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

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    That is why I said that I wasnt sure which files if any would need be changed because I havnt tested any of the trial versions, but he said the OEM key wouldnt take during setup which made me think they use a different BINK in the French version files so swapping an English pidgenx.dll, etc should allow it to accept the key.

    Using the English ISO and a language pack is to easy.. lol
     
  9. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    so i have to download the english iso and my key will work ?
     
  10. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

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    Yeah, I would look for a non trail version on a torrent site, but if you do download the English trial version let us know if it accepts the key.
     
  11. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    i think if that doesn't work with french trial version, that doesn't work with english trial version
     
  12. XcopyBR

    XcopyBR MDL Member

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    I also think that if it does not work with the french version, it probably wont work with english version

    interesting as I was about to test the keys I got from the other topic... :(

    but then again I got the retail version, not trial :)
     
  13. OleBent

    OleBent MDL Member

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    I am not sure where your project went wrong.....

    I just tested the procedure.....

    Got a server 2008 image form the MS site mentioned in the Get free key thread page 2.
    From the image names I think these are actually Retail images. (FRE Full Retail?)
    Dont trust my memory a 100% on that though....

    Installed it within a vm.
    Handed it a key from the procedure mentioned in that same thread.
    It took the key with no problem.

    I selected an English x64 image but dont think that makes any difference at all.....

    Think the MAK keys are language and proc-arc neutral
     
  14. nik_boom

    nik_boom MDL Novice

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    install without any key first

    well the procedure is simple download and version of server 2008 standard or enterprise ,let it be the trial or vlk just install it without any key .
    once installed then enter key and i think u know where
    control panel> systems
    finally activate it will be done
    have tried this on trial and vlk both got activated and to be more specific have tried on english version and i dont think there should be problem with french version either .
    you dont have to modfy any damm files and i have tried this on actual hardware and virtual pc.
     
  15. omnizero

    omnizero MDL Novice

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    I just downloaded the eng x64 enterprise trial iso, it doesn't accept the these key.
     
  16. omnizero

    omnizero MDL Novice

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    tried nik_boom's method, it works. I used the trial iso that I downloaded from microsoft to perform the installation. When it ask for a cdkey, don't enter anything and click next to continue. after installation is finish, I just click change product key and enter the key I got.
     
  17. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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    oki nik_boom i will try this thks.
     
  18. OleBent

    OleBent MDL Member

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  19. Agate7

    Agate7 MDL Novice

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    Can someone please send me 2 Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x32 keys to, Thanks
     
  20. elpigeondindo

    elpigeondindo MDL Novice

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