Windows 2003 Enterprise OEM HP files

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  1. bla

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    #2 TheOneAndOnly, Mar 5, 2009
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    I am assuming the oembios files in the root are for the non R2 version, yes? Do you have key for the R2 Enterprise?

    Thanks :D
     
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    #3 bla, Mar 6, 2009
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    Yes they are for the non R2 .There is another folder with the OEMBIOS files for the R2.

    for the R2 key look here :http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/3339
     
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    #4 tom4.1, Apr 10, 2009
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    Hi

    Just wondering if anyone has tried the non R2 bios files on Enterprise R2 ?

    Or if anyone has tried the R2 bios files on Enterprise R2 ?

    I have Enterprise R2 and wanted some feed back as to which bios files were tried and found to work.

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    "Hewlett-Packard" is a good string for server 2003, so just find the link on this forum for oembios files for HP 2003

    Edit : this omebios pack work for 2003, sp1, sp2 R2
     
  5. ZaForD

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    Hi tom4.1,

    The OEMBIOS sets for Win2K3 work with all Win2K3 OEM versions, thats STD, ENT, WHS, SBS, R2, SP1 and SP2.
    Personally I only use the R2 sets ;)

    Like the WinXP OEMBIOS sets work on all WinXP OEM versions.

    I've never tried these on any of the x64 versions, so I'm not sure if its the same for them. :confused:
     
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    #6 tom4.1, Apr 20, 2009
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    Server 03 Enterprise r2 SP2 still asks for activation

    Server 03 Enterprise r2 SP2 still asks for activation using the above Enterprise specific OEM Bios file kit components.
    My box has HP string which already works with XP OEM.
    I only copied the files to OS and did not add or modify any other files.

    Next I will start from scratch making my own mod-ed files similar to those used for XP OEM only changed were needed.

    Meantime if anyone knows of an issue that is preventing success please let me know.

    System is 32-bit
     
  7. ZaForD

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    Adding files to an already installed OS can be a real pain.
    You have to replace files in the Systems32 folder, Catroot folder, Dllcache folder and maybe more.

    Its far better/easier to edit the Setupp.ini, Winnt.sif and add the four oembios files. Burn the image, sit back and have a beer. :)
     
  8. FreeStyler

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    Did you edit the SETUPP.INI file?
     
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  10. FreeStyler

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    maybe in the future you better combine all your question in 1 topic

    Glad it worked out
     
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    #11 tom4.1, Apr 21, 2009
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    Hi

    Yes, I tried to but was learning and remembering the process when doing XP.

    Sorry

    So do you think the string change to "Hewlett-PackardDell System" will work.

    Suicide Solution has some knowledge, I will PM anyway and ask.


    #Edit
    Found this:
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    My modded Virtual PC bios reads like this:

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    System Manufacturer: LEGEND DragonIBM CORPORATIONHewlett-PackardFounder PCAcerSystem


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    BIOS Vendor: CompaqTSINGHUA TONGFANG COMPUTERHEDYCOMPUTERFUJITSU-PCTCL123


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    Chasis Vendor: MEDIONPCTOSHIBA


    All SLP BIOS strings above confirmed working with the corresponding vendor OEMBIOS files, my modded Virtual PC Bios rom can be found in the attachment

    ________________________



    Thanks for your help.:)
     
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    #13 tom4.1, Apr 28, 2009
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    How it went

     
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    #15 tom4.1, Apr 28, 2009
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    In short, no

    :)
    Sorry about the edit of my previous post after your post but I was not so specific in a few areas and would add it is all in fun for me, which is why I do these things

    I am not stupid and will move on, I did use the correct licencing components, this was not the problem as the image I made did in fact activate with the FUJITSU-SIEMENS EntR2 OEM key.

    The best way would be to start with the correct CD, it is just the case I have not got it or the ability to download it at this time!

    It is all good, just experimenting.

    Can the installed functioning VLK OS be modified for OEM, now this is probably a stupid one but I have not heard anything so thought I would ask anyway?
    I have access to the OS through another.
     
  16. sebus

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    #16 sebus, May 14, 2009
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    VLK CD can be converted to OEM, but it is much easier to use the Retail disk
    (just oembios.*, setupp.ini & winnt.sif to be adjusted)

    You just must use same version files (so you can not ie have setupreg.hiv from Standard, but pidgen.dll & dpcdll.dl_ from Enterprise etc)

    Keep same versions & there is NO problem creating whatever for what SLP 1.0 key exists (being it 32-bit or 64-bit)
    By now I have tested most of the combinations.

    Once the VLK OS is installed (32-bit) it can surely be converted to OEM as per my thread http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5445

    sebus
     
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    for x86 or x64?
     
  18. bla

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    #18 bla, Jun 3, 2009
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    Oembios files Can be used for either one x86 and x64.