WHS(v1) activation, so much info and nothing direct

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  1. devils-haven

    devils-haven MDL Novice

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    #1 devils-haven, Jun 7, 2011
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    i went through every post i can find here and lots of info about SLIC bios and loaders, but came short on clear answer.

    i want to install whs(v1) on my server system

    specs
    asus p5ql-e
    4gig ddr2
    q6600
    5x2tb (1x hitachi 7200, 2x seagate 5900rpm green, 2x wd green 5400)

    i did see a dell bios mod for this board for SLIC 2.1

    if i use this SLIC, and then use a dell OEM WHS image to install will this copy be activated and fully working including updates(assuming i follow OEM activation procedures found on this site)?

    or if any one point me to a good tutorial for WHS activation?

    please help
     
  2. vinodh

    vinodh MDL Junior Member

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    Yes. It will work.
     
  3. acetone802000

    acetone802000 MDL Member

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    please, where did you found the dell OEM WHS image ?
     
  4. devils-haven

    devils-haven MDL Novice

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    i was planing to use this tutorial
    "hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/25428-Convert-Windows-Home-Server-PP3-Trial-to-OEM"

    also i read somewhere that WHS does not use slic but it uses slp?

    what is the differance

    the slic i was going to use is one of those posted on this post
    "hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7500-All-Slics-2.1-(Modded-Bios-List)-Note-For-requests-use-Bios-Mod-Requests-section"

    it has one for my bios p5ql-e

    will this work?
     
  5. Tito

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  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    SLP -> For XP/2003/2003 R2
    SLIC 2.0 -> For Vista/2008
    SLIC 2.1 -> For 7/2008 R2

    If ur modded bios has SLP string(s) that are listed in the tutorial, then u r OK!! :)
     
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  7. devils-haven

    devils-haven MDL Novice

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    how can i check the bios for slp string?
     
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  9. acetone802000

    acetone802000 MDL Member

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    Sorry i made an mistake, you said whs(v1) not whs 2011 :s
     
  10. zz

    zz MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    First time on the forum and looking for a quick pointer, I've got an old shuttle p4 with phoenix bios I want to use but can't quite figure out how to get SLP into the bios.

    I know YEN said:

    "You know at Phoenix there is no need to mod the bios. You simply can add the SLP string and flash the original bios again using MODE=3 (update bios and renew DMI). For OEM Vendors like Acer it always works.

    Example:
    phlash16.exe kaw6100.WPH /X /S /mode=3 /DVM:AcerSystem

    To update more DMI check for additional switches of phlash16"

    but I don't have a .WPH file only the shuttle bios in a .bin format also where do you specify the CRC value you need to set to match up with the Home Server OEMBIOS Files?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  11. Tito

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    Pls tell us the exact model of ur mobo...
     
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  12. xeneize500

    xeneize500 MDL Novice

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    Hello! Can I install WHS in a specific partition? or online i can install in a disk?
     
  13. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I don't know much about slp1.0, but I think this is the way to do it.
    Tattoo the bios 1 time and you're done.
     
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  14. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    devils-haven, stop whinging & just learn a bit about SLP 1 offline activation (XP section is versy good for it, as are the stickies for Server 2003 above)

    sebus
     
  15. devils-haven

    devils-haven MDL Novice

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    which wine are you referring to?
    i only posted the original topic, didn't reply to it yet

    perhaps you are referring to the other guys taking over this thread?
     
  16. Nebelraser

    Nebelraser MDL Novice

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    For WHS v1, use the OEMBIOS test utility to see if your BIOS already has the proper SLP string. The tool will tell you which OEMBIOS set should you use to build the ISO that will be preactivated with the existing BIOS.

    If the OEMBIOS test utility tells you that "None of the 18 contained OEMBIOS sets will preactivate this system", then there are two possibilities:
    - either you're lucky and simply tattooing the BIOS for the proper OEM manufacturer will be sufficient
    - or if tattooing doesn't work, then you'll have to mod the BIOS and include the necessary SLP string. You may want to also include the matching SLIC 2.1 if you want to later use the board for Windows 7 or Vista.