Windows Server 2003 Volume Licensing ISO

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  1. juniorbomber

    juniorbomber MDL Novice

    Jan 31, 2012
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    Hey all. Newbie here, so please excuse if this has been asked before. i did read the stickies, but couldn't figure out my situation.

    I've got a legit Volume License Key for Windows Server 2003 x64 (not R2), but I've lost my media. I'm trying to install on a Dell Power Edge 1950, but I've only found an ISO for Sever 2003 R2 x64. MS Volume Licensing only offers ISO Downloads for Server2008 and 2003R2 so I can't get it there.

    Does anyone know where I can find an ISO for the non-R2 version ? Or, am I confused and it should work with the R2 version anyways?

    Thanks
     
  2. ChrisJRMason

    ChrisJRMason MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    Did you eventually find what you were looking for?
     
  3. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    2003 R2 consists of two CDs, with CD 1 being just the regular 2003 SP1. It's only when you use an R2 key that it will prompt for CD 2 after setup and install the R2 components. You can therefore also use a non-R2 key with it, and it will do a regular 2003 SP1 installation.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, it will, but you ought to really use R2 version anyway!

    Being it Dell you have SLP string, so you can quite easily use OEM version as well (no need for VL at all - not that it matters much)
     
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    100 MDL Expert

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    Unlike 2008/2008 R2 the R2 release of 2003 isn't a newer version of the OS though, it's a set of add-on components. If you aren't going to make use of the features added in R2 you can install regular 2003 just as well.
     
  6. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    If, as you state, you have access to Microsoft VLSC to download the 2003R2 media, you ought to find a key there too.
     
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