Server 2012 R2 activation questions

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  1. imperia

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    Hello,

    I am currently using Server 2012. I modified my BIOS to include DELL 2.2 SLIC and activated my windows 2012 successfully.

    Yesterday I saw there is Server 2012 R2 already and I want to upgrade.

    My question is: Can I activate R2 with same DELL 2.2 SLIC?
    Or are there any available methods for activating R2?

    Thanks.
     
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  7. ssaeth

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    maby someone knows is there eny bios mod out yet for dell PowerEdge r710 or r310 with dell slic 2.3
     
  8. imperia

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    OEMCreatorID TITO is perfect :)
    Thank you


    So I have to replace my 2.2 SLIC with this generated 2.3 SLIC and flash my BIOS again?
    I forgot what tools I used to modify my BIOS. Its AMI.
    Can you point me to the correct tools for modifying.
    I am with UEFI BIOS if that matters.


    Also which Windows I should use?
    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2012.R2.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
    or
    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2012.R2.RTM.X64.VOLUME.WITH.ROLLUP-1.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT


    And what about the key? Does the key have to be matching with Dell SLIC or its matching to Windows version?
     
  9. imperia

    imperia MDL Novice

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    I am confused now. So there is not way to activate R2 with SLIC 2.3 from Dell or Fujitsu?
     
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  11. Valoni

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    how to make key for W2012R2 Std OEM
    or W2012R2 DC OEM
    "and where to find tools for making that"
     
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  12. solidremote

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    how to make the key? can the key be calculated?