windows server 2008 R2 foundation

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  1. joo nam

    joo nam MDL Junior Member

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    dell is offering this version and was wondering what it is or if anyone ever seen/used one.
    does it have slic like the other versions?

    Thanks
     
  2. tommy_vercetti

    tommy_vercetti MDL Member

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    I haven't used one, but heard it is s**ttier than Small Buisnesss, has all limited functionality. "Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is designed for small businesses of 15 users or fewer, who do not necessarily require the whole suite of features that come with Windows Small Business Server but want a lower-cost alternative that offers file and print sharing, remote access, and security features.
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I believe there is not known SLP OEM key for R2 yet, but licensing is exactly the same way as any other version SLIC 2.1 + SLP OEM key + certificate

    sebus
     
  4. joo nam

    joo nam MDL Junior Member

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    that's exactly what i needed to know. so that means it already has the SLIC 2.1 and i can just install any other version
    thanks
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It should, they could of course use OEM NONSLP key that requires phone activation, but unlikely

    sebus
     
  6. joo nam

    joo nam MDL Junior Member

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    it's a dell server and as far as i know MS is not selling this version. this version is only available from dell, HP, and 1 or 2 more vendors.
    i will let you once i have my server over here
     
  7. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hi joo nam,

    When you get the server, could you upload a copy of the OS, please.
    I've been looking for a copy of 'Foundation Server' since it was first released. :)
     
  8. joo nam

    joo nam MDL Junior Member

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    sure thing, it should be here sometime next week. where would be the best place to upload it?
     
  9. joo nam

    joo nam MDL Junior Member

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    #9 joo nam, Apr 4, 2010
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  10. Ilgauskas

    Ilgauskas MDL Novice

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    Thank you guys.
     
  11. applegate

    applegate MDL Member

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    #12 applegate, Apr 4, 2010
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    Thanks,

    Did a fresh install W2K8 R2 Foundation on a ASUS machine with DELL 2.1 SLIC in BIOS and activated automatically.

    Applegate.
     
  12. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    It has to be a Dell BIOS to activate with the key provided in this thread. First I tried to install the Foundation server on a VMware pc with an Acer BIOS, and the activation failed. As soon as I changed the BIOS to a DELL BIOS, the server was automatic activated. Both BIOS was SLIC 2.1
    So this key IS brand specific.
     
  13. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    SLIC 2.1 + OEM SLP key + certificate corresponding to the key = ACTIVATED

    Of course you could not activate with Acer BIOS & Dell certificate

    Key is NOT manufacturer specific!

    sebus
     
  14. joo nam

    joo nam MDL Junior Member

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    the key and the cert is already on ISO

    windows 2008 foundation is running nicely on my server:biggrin:
     
  15. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    Anyone got the HP one yet???
     
  16. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Why? You can use the HP Cert & SLIC and use the DELL key
     
  17. asabater

    asabater MDL Member

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    #18 asabater, Apr 16, 2010
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    found this at wzor:

    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2008.FOUNDATION.R2.RTM.X64.OEM.ENG.DVD-WZT
    7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_serverfoundation_en-us_OEM-GRMSFxFREO_EN_DVD.iso
    SIZE: 2,782,343,168 byte
    SHA1: BCEB40421336C0093825854183137295D6EFF4F9
    MD5: 19BF7FD26955111B5C618A5B19DD219E
    CRC: 948937EE
    NOTE: this original M$ image.

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    pd: the only binary diference betwin this 2 iso's are:

    - names: m$ is GRMSFxFREO_EN_DVD & dell is WS08R2_ENU_FOUND

    - dell has $OEM$ folder inside SOURCES folder with SETUPCOMPLETE.CMD & DELL.XRM-MS

    all the rest is the same (beyond compare binary)
     
  18. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    Thanks for info, could you upload this OEM folder?

     
  19. jimsil

    jimsil MDL Novice

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    Trying to install a clean version of HP 2008 R2 Foundation on a MSI mb which already has slic 2.1 in bios. What is required to install? I am getting "This system is not supported platform" when booting from the disc, I assume it's due to MSI AMI bios. It is an oem HP disk with a legitimate key. I have tried installing it on a HP dc5800 workstation and it installs without any problems but it does say that it needs to be activated within 30 days. Help!