Server 2012 which iso to install

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  1. DracUK

    DracUK MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys,bit of a newbie with this 2012 os,previously running 2011 on HP N54L using Daz loader(thanks Daz)
    Ive acquired 3 isos

    en_windows_server_2012_r2_essentials_x64_dvd_2700177 (Trial)
    en_windows_server_2012_vl_x64_dvd_917758 (xdelta convert from above)
    en_windows_server_2012_x64_dvd_915478

    Ive also flashed the 2.2 bios mod from here for N54L

    What I want to know is which iso to install with the best chance of activation (if there is one now,or just wait for a new Daz loader,if ever)

    Thanks guys
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Either of the bottom 2, R2 isn't supported. AFAIK
     
  3. Tito

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    #3 Tito, Oct 9, 2013
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    Code:
    en_windows_server_2012_x64_dvd_915478.iso
    It contains both Standard & Datacenter edition. Pick proper OEM:SLP key from here & install proper cert to get activated.

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    en_windows_server_2012_r2_essentials_x64_dvd_2707177.iso
    It contains Essentials edition. Its not trial but RTM & its 2012 R2. You can't activate it atm.
     
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  4. DracUK

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    #4 DracUK, Oct 9, 2013
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    Thanks Tito,Will try the top one,wheres the cert or do we use the Dell one that's kicking about?
    cheers buddy
     
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  6. DracUK

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    Thanks again Tito,Ive downloaded all the slics and certs but HP 2.2 not listed only Dell.I have biosmod to 2.2 flashed.Do I need that bin file with the Dell cert?
    cheers
     
  7. Tito

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    As I told before, it depends on the SLIC which is present in your modded bios. Only 3 SLIC 2.2 bins are leaked - Dell, Lenovo & Fujitsu. Maximum probability that yours is Dell.
     
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  8. DracUK

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    Thanks Tito,yes its dell mod.Have another problem now,tried installing that iso but errors out with no valid language pack installed,any ideas bud?
    cheers
     
  9. Tito

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    You have chosen a key which is meant for zh-CN language.

    :vertag:
     
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  10. DracUK

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    Doh!!!!!!!!!!!
    :roflmao:

    thanks again
     
  11. DracUK

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    #11 DracUK, Oct 10, 2013
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    Installed the 915478.iso Standard Edition with GUI and used Daz Loader to activate.:D
    Thanks Tito you da man
    DracUK
     
  12. Tito

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    :)
     
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  13. WinDev

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    First ISO: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. It's simply Windows Small Business Server 8.1. You can put this if you work in small or medium business.
    Second ISO: Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter Volume Edition. Standard and Datacenter shares a lot of features, so you can pick whichever.
    Third ISO: Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter Retail. Same like second ISO, but not VL version.
     
  14. DracUK

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    Just an update,Installed the 2012 Essentials trial from MS and it activates with Daz Loader but showing cert error in Slic Toolkit using Dell 2.2 cert.
    DracUK
     
  15. WinDev

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    #15 WinDev, Oct 13, 2013
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    I think Daz Loader can't activate evals and trials.

    Which Server Essentials, 2012 or 2012 R2 ?

    If you put 2012 trial, you can download full version from here.

    If you put 2012 R2, there is no activation method yet.
     
  16. DracUK

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    I downloaded the trial of Essentials yesterday from MS,installed with serial provided.Ran Daz Loader and it installed Dell serial and cert and says activated in Win/System.Watermark also removed from desktop through activation.I have an HP N54L server with 2.2 slic bios mod from this forum.Only problem is that Slic Toolkit says invalid cert error even though Im fully activated,weird?

    Thanks for the links but my isp don't allow torrent downloads


    cheers
     
  17. WinDev

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    OK, if you can't download full MSDN, if you still have EVAL version of 2012 Essentials, check this.
     
  18. coleoptere2007

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    Then convert eval version to msdn from here , how to from here. As Windev said trials versions can not be activated with Daz loader. ;)
    Do a fresh installation of msdn version and try again.
     
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    Managed to grab the MSDN version of Essentials from the Magnet links but its asking for a key to install.Which key should I use?

    cheers

    DracUK
     
  20. Tito

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