1. alias.obsidius

    alias.obsidius MDL Novice

    Apr 22, 2019
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    Hello folks,

    i have the following iso distribution:

    Code:
    Image file: en_win_srv_2003_r2_enterprise_x64_with_sp2_cd1_X13-06188.iso:
    
    SHA1 hash of file: d04c8f304047397be486c38a6b769f 16993d4b39
    I beleive it is the latest RTM build of w2k3 ,because i have tried all keys i could find and none seems to work.Could some one help me with this.Thanks.
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    no keys are provided on this site we are not and we never be a warez site. by reading the rules you should know it.
     
  3. livecd

    livecd MDL Novice

    Apr 6, 2019
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    Check your UNATTEND.txt file on the CD-ROM. You can use that key for 30 days but then you'll need to buy a different key.
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
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    Can you even buy any Server 2003 R2 keys, these days?
     
  5. livecd

    livecd MDL Novice

    Apr 6, 2019
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    I don't think it'd be possible as M$ doesn't want to service such an old operating system anymore. The only few options you have are:

    - CDROM:\I386\UNATTEND.TXT (only good for 30 days)
    - Microsoft Technet article for Windows Server 2003 Keys (only good for 30 days)
    - eBay listing for Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise (x64) (only good as long as the key isn't used, there's quite a few licenses decommissioned or not used).

    It would be great if Microsoft were to create a final service pack that didn't require a key for setup or a code for activation for older Windows systems, especially considering they will no longer be serviced so there is no point for any activation codes necessary past 2019.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    MSFT never did it for XP and will never do it for sku's that reached EOL.