Windows Loader to activate Server Core installations

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by fennica2003, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. fennica2003

    fennica2003 MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    Somebody knows if it possible to activate Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Server core installations with windows loader 2.1??

    Thanks.
     
  2. fennica2003

    fennica2003 MDL Novice

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Yes, I have read it and It doesn't specifies my question. You can install Windows 2008 in two forms: as a server core and as normal installation with GUI. I know that windows loader works with normal (or GUI) installation but what about core installation??

    For me, It is not clear ...
     
  3. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    It depends on what serials it accepts and how it identifies itself to the loader application. If it was to say it's Windows Server 2008 and it used the same serials and services then you could install the loader as long as you can launch normal executables from command line.
     
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    100 MDL Expert

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    Server Core uses the same product keys and activation methods as a regular installation, so it should work (unless you uninstall WoW64, then you can't run any 32-bit executables).