win2008 64 activation

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  1. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    Hi everione,

    I'm trying to activate

    Server 2008 enterprise x64
    or
    Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64

    I've been searching here for last 2 days and still can not understand how it works properly.. sorry I'm too new in all that

    I have dell Inspiron 9400
    I did manage to upgrade bios from 2.0 to 2.1 using exe file from desktop

    now I presume I need correct license file and key?

    Is there any available links to get ready dell OEM versions ?

    Can someone be so kind as to walk me through getting this to work? I would appreciate it very much.

    Please let me know if I can provide you with anymore information.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    #4 Myrrh, Aug 26, 2009
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    There are no keys yet for 2008R2 server versions but here are the ones for 2008: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2827

    The OEM:SLP offline activation is exactly the same as for Vista and Win7. You just need a vista or win7 cert and valid OEM:SLP key for whatever edition you installed.
     
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  5. genuineintel

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    1. Modify BIOS to include SLIC 2.1 and flash BIOS w/ SLIC 2.1
    2. Get cert that match the H/W vendor of the SLIC in BIOS. Import it to R2.
    3. Select the OEM SLP key for the version (STD/ENT/DC etc.) of R2 to be activated.
    4. Done.
     
  6. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    Ok I have accomplished step one successfully

    now I need some detailed help for step 2 and 3
    laptop was coming with some Vista which i never use (I was always using server 2003) so where and how I have to get that cert and how to import it to R2 ?

    and in step 3 where I have to get that OEM SLP key for Ent version ?


    thanks
     
  7. sylar74

    sylar74 MDL Novice

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    Is there a OEM SLP Key for Windows Server 2008 R2 ?????? where ?
    I don't think this key exist!
     
  8. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    I'm sure it does

    question is if someone will share it :)
     
  9. The_Dude

    The_Dude MDL Novice

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    Well, sharing is caring ;)

    Seeing that there are already what, 4 or 5 leaked Win7 SLP keys, it shouldn't be that much longer for a 2008R2 one to leak, considering they'd be coming from the same sources.
     
  10. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    it took over a year for all the keys for Server 2008 to get leaked.

    The thing is not a lot of people buy OEM servers, they buy servers without the OS because they have a VL for the servers.
     
  11. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    anyone has any link to Win 2008 server x64 enterprise OEM from DELL ?
    I did try standard and it works without any activation.


    I suppose enterprise will works the same way.

    Thanks
     
  12. geese howard

    geese howard MDL Novice

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    I did it without any proxy...
     
  13. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    Hmm.. I did 2

    but is that a permamnent activation key or some 180 day one ?
     
  14. tommy_vercetti

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    Very true or use a internal KMS to activate them, saves a lot of money then getting them from OEM's
     
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  15. sylar74

    sylar74 MDL Novice

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    I've downloaded an local kms ! It works fine for Windows Seven & Vista (Business & Enterprise) but it doesn't work for Srv 2008 and Srv 2008 R2.
    Anyone can tell me why ? and where i can find a version which works for both of them ?

    Thx
     
  16. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    yeah , I did try first KVM from WZOr

    but it did not work for Server 2003 Standard without Hiper-V
    which I've got from there as well :)
     
  17. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Make it yourself from Retail and add slp key + certificate

    Without activation ONLY if you have slic+certificate+slp key

    Enterprise is the same (of course ent key needs to be used)

    sebus
     
  18. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Not all, Datacenter I have not yet seen
     
  19. AshenTech

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    i wouldnt hold my breath.

    if you just gotta have server 2008 r2, and/or other ms software/os's just buy a technet acct using a promo code and your set, $261.75 for 10 licences for EACH MS product that requiers activation, as well as access to new stuff thats still in beta or just out is nice, and access to iso's of stuff that have the latist service packs build in is another nice feature :)
     
  20. juniorMaster

    juniorMaster MDL Novice

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    SLc I suppose will work what I have now in Inspiron
    if Dell's slp key will leak :)

    One other question

    How the Volum license's activation works ?
    still activates them with KVM ?