windows server 2008 on SLIC 2.1?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by mycorrado1, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. mycorrado1

    mycorrado1 MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to activate windows server 2008 (NOT R2) on a SLIC 2.1 based machine? if so I assume the 2.1 Cert is needed and not the 2.0 correct?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    W2K8 needs 2.0 certificate (as does Vista)

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  3. mycorrado1

    mycorrado1 MDL Novice

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    ok, but will the 2.0 cert work with a 2.1 slic?
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, as long as it is corresponding certificate

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  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #5 FreeStyler, Aug 31, 2010
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    @sebus
    Basically there is no such thing as a 2.1 Certificate, someone here named it that way but actually it just a 2.0 Certificate signed on a later date (some vendors used a different signature)

    @mycorrado1
    So yes, on a bios with 2.1 SLIC one of the newer (Windows 7) certificates can be used as they are backwards compatible with Vista and Windows Server 2008.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    True, there is only one version of certificate with some manufacturers having "newer" signature ie Asus)
    Thanks for correcting me

    sebus