Win2k3 DELL oembios help

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  1. ideasman69

    ideasman69 MDL Novice

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    #1 ideasman69, Aug 25, 2014
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    Hi guys,

    I've been scouring through this forum in the hopes of creating an ISO that will install on some DELL 2950 servers.

    I used OEMBIOS.EXE and got the following result:

    Code:
    Windows XP OEMBIOS Test v1.1/269/106 (C) 2007-2010 severach @ msfn forums
    F:Dell System OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=63875D1F
    F:Dell System OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=B6F0EEFD
    These Royalty OEM install CD's should preactivate (SLP) on your system.
    Lines starting with E: are not reliably detected when running under Windows
    Press Enter!
    So i grabbed the B6F0EEFD OEMBIOS files and integrated them into the en_win_srv_2003_r2_standard_with_sp2_cd1_x13-04790.iso file (sha1: e81afc4b92ceec9bc7f722eb902cf5aca54a8bfe). I also edited the SETUPP.INI to change the PID from 69712000 to 69712OEM.

    After that, i install on the server and use the key from the MS "Preserving OEM Preactivation When Reinstalling Windows Server 2003 R2" page which it accepted without any problems.

    The issue i'm having is that it won't activate. I constantly get the "you have 30 days to activate".

    Being new to all this - what am i missing?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    ideasman69 MDL Novice

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    thanks very much guys.. i had the right idea but using the wrong CRC. i was curious as to how you got the 99735910 CRC but found an ISO that gives the option of WinXP or Win2K3... if only i found that yesterday!

    thanks again :)