Windows 2008 server activation

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by stoja, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. stoja

    stoja MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I am a new in here, got this link via a friend. Need help.
    I have got an exam to write on win server 2008 and wanted to install it on my vmware. But after the installation it complains of an expired key. Pls i need a key to run this installation successfully or to activate windows 2008 server. Sorry i dont know much!
     
  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    #2 Yen, Jun 16, 2009
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    If you want to install it on vm ware you need a modified vmware.exe that contains a SLIC, then you can activate it using OEM certificate and server key.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/37143

    Make sure you are using the same version of vmware, exchange the exe, install server 2008 on vmware, apply cert., apply server key.....
     
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