Windows Server 2003 R2 Std, no activation needed

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Hustle910, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    Hi, I've received a backup of Windows Server 2003 R2 Std with a product key, I installed it but there was no activation, how come it doesn't have to activate?, could this be a corporate key or will the CD have a crack in it?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    And you installed in on WHAT machine?

    With WHAT BIOS?

    Wast it OEM product?

    What kind of post is it?

    sebus
     
  3. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    #3 Hustle910, Feb 22, 2010
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    I installed it on a custom built second hand computer, I didn't have to crack the activation, I installed it in a VirtualBOX as well, works no problem, the last 3 numbers of the PID from setupp.ini is 270, isn't that a Volume Licence?

    Edit: The CD Name just gave it away, "VOL_EN" lol

    So Volume Licence doesn't need to be activated?
     
  4. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    correct any NT 5.x OS that uses a VLK doesn't need activation. Only NT 6.x and up require activation using KMS/MAK.
     
  5. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    Cool :D, Thanks for the info.