Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta 7000.0.081212-1400

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  1. Shadowchaser

    Shadowchaser MDL Novice

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    pdf MDL Novice

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    Sweet. No need to even register to get a key :)
     
  3. XcopyBR

    XcopyBR MDL Member

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    Yes Server 2008 FTW
     
  4. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Considering the difficulties in getting and downloading a PID and .ISO for R2. ;)

    It makes you wonder if Windows 7 and Server 2008 are made by the same company. :D
     
  5. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    LOL too true, if we didn't have to use those China proxies I bet everyone in here would have over 50 keys each :)

    I am still going to wait on this R2 I never trust MS on their betas, since they basically ignored everyone on Vista and look how that came out.
     
  6. chianf092

    chianf092 MDL Senior Member

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    hmm I am wondering if regular Server 08 keys will work on this one, so when it's released we can automatically activate:cool:
     
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    pdf MDL Novice

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    I don't think so; 2003 R2 requires different keys as well, and other than 2003 R2 the 2008 R2 release actually is a new OS release (and not just added features).

    Also, The Windows 7 client beta uses generic keys too; you just get one of those if you register for the beta download :D.
     
  8. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Apparently the serverstandard key has run out of activations.

    They were nice enough on the phone though once I got through to the Bangalore support person, got me activated just fine.
     
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  9. colinzim

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    #9 colinzim, Feb 2, 2009
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    Phone Method Working

    Call for activation working great

    Automated system will go thru the process and will fail. You will then be put thru to speak with a Microsft Representative (ok !)
    First time I was asked

    Is this the first time installing the software ? = YES
    Did it come bundled with a new computer ? = NO
    Is this software installed on any other computer ? = NO

    When I called a few days later to activate my second computer I was ONLY asked

    What software are you installing ? = Windows Server 2008 R2 STD


    How to = http://www.mydigitallife.net/2008/10/13/how-to-activate-windows-vista-by-phone-activation/

    Save your tokens.dat for re-install ;)

    Enjoy