Windows Home Server OEM Activation Questions...

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Audiophile1178, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Audiophile1178

    Audiophile1178 MDL Novice

    May 26, 2008
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  2. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

    Apr 29, 2008
    WHS use SLP 1.0 like XP and Server 2003.

    WHS can use the same OEMBIOS files as Server 2003, but different SLP keys.

    Any large OEM manufacture machine like Dell, HP, Compaq, etc
    already have SLP info in the bios from the factory if they came with Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, or Server 2008.

    DOS based DMI editors can be used to manually update a bios DMI SLP string. Keep in mind that Dell SLP 1.0 and some others require SLP data in areas of the bios that DMI editors ive seen cant write to and thus require the bios to be modded.

    HP SLP only requires DMI SLP info in the bios so that is the best way to go as you dont need to mod or flash the bios, just use DMI tools in pure DOS (bootable cd with DMI tools ) to add the HP string and use HP oembios files in your setup disk that matches the SLP bios info.
  3. offon7544

    offon7544 MDL Expert

    Sep 27, 2007
    Hi, your bios already have the string ("Dell System") necessary to activated WHS or server 2003, so you just need oemfiles and serial.
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