Windows 2008 server activation

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

  1. stoja

    stoja MDL Novice

    Jun 15, 2009
    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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    May 6, 2007
    #2 Yen, Jun 16, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017
    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.

    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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