win2k8 R2 on win2k8 R2 Hyper-v. How do I activate the VM?

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  1. Leo360

    Leo360 MDL Novice

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    #1 Leo360, Aug 29, 2010
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    Been trying for 3 hours, no luck so far =(

    I have already stumbled across:
    (h t t p: / /) forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/15353-Activating-Windows-Server-2008-R2-Std-in-a-Hyper-V-VM....-possible

    But I don't quite get it, :(.
    If anyone has time, for noobs like me, step by step, how do I activate the vm?
    Like link to what I need to download, description of what to do. I.e I'm not very familiar with activating things but willing to do further reading.


    I'm prepared to re-install the vm with a different ISO if needed.

    (1 week old setup)
    Setup:
    Host
    Win 2008 R2 (only 64 bit) (enterprise)
    (Not yet, but can be activated via my msdn key)
    Hyper-v Role

    Guest VM
    Win 2008 R2 (64 bit) Standard.


    Tried:
    Windows loader
    -- gigabyte profile (my host ist gigabyte)
    -- acer
    -- dell
    (no boot)

    OEMBIOS changer
    - "you have a amd64 bit operating system. Activation with oembios files from a vlk install is not possible.
    - Antiwpa3 > OS vista not supported.



    Your help would be much appreciated!


    btw, I did use the search function, but after 3 hours of research, not finding anything useful I sorta gave in and decided to post......
     
  2. sebus

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    #2 sebus, Aug 29, 2010
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  3. Leo360

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    #3 Leo360, Aug 29, 2010
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    Edit: Sebus, thanks for your post, looks like you were faster than me there.


    Never mind actually!

    After 5 More minutes of searching, I found a solution.

    There's a torrent win2008 R2 ISO called
    Windows 2008 R2 incl CRACK! (Genuine).iso
    which can be found on btjunkie


    It has an activator build into it (in the iso, in the root folder). With that, windows was activated successfully. (even after having applied all the updates to date).
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Do not use some c**p who-know-what-else-is-in-there torrents

    Always deal with REAL stuff that you can verify as genuine!

    sebus
     
  5. FreeStyler

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    You can also use WindSlic or the WindSlic CDrom to simulate SLIC on Hyper-V (Daz's Loader does not work at this time, GRUB issue)
     
  6. sebus

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    #6 sebus, Aug 30, 2010
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    And secr9tos driver and even floppy image of CD-SLIC-LDR

    sebus

    edit: Floppy images does not work in Hyper-V, see two post below!
     
  7. FreeStyler

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    #7 FreeStyler, Aug 30, 2010
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    floppy image did not work for me on Hyper-V guest probably due to same GRUB bug (blinking cursor)
    Did it work for you?
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    As the message said : "Just for fun tried to boot guest in Hyper-V R2 & only get blinking cursor"

    Works fine in Vmware Workstation 7.x AND Virtualbox 3.x.x, Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows, Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac

    sebus