windows server 2008 R2 foundation

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  1. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Yes, R2 is only available as 64-bit
     
  2. rowle1jt

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    #42 rowle1jt, Sep 17, 2010
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    EXE and not INI?


    I have a Lenovo disc as well... but it has a WINPESHL.EXE instead of an WINPESHL.INI. Any advice for me?
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Is it also Foundation R2 disk?
    Does it complain when you try to install on NON-IBM/Lenovo hardware (physical or ie Vmware)?

    sebus
     
  4. gemina13

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    Hi Sebus - I appreciate your help with miketunes.

    I am in the same situation. I have a Lenovo Windows Server Foundation 2008 R2 disc that I am trying to use on a Dell computer.

    I receive an error that I am unable to install it on non-IBM/Lenovo hardware.

    I followed your instructions with regards to winpeshl.ini, but, like the other poster, that file does not exist - only winpeshl.exe.

    Any additional ideas?
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Can you upload it somewhere?

    or at least boot.wim (which is way smaller)

    sebus
     
  6. gemina13

    gemina13 MDL Novice

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    Here it is

    You can download the boot.wim at megaupload.com/?d=3M9YG6P0 - let me know if you need anything else.

    The .wim file appears to be split into two parts - the WinPE part and the actual Windows setup part.
     
  7. rowle1jt

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 foundations

    Yes, I have the same disc as gemina13, I will try your instructions and hope I am smart enough to make it work. :)
    Thanks man! :worthy:
     
  8. rowle1jt

    rowle1jt MDL Novice

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    :( Apparently I am not as smart as I was hoping. Can you offer any more guidance Sebus? Thus far you seem to be the man of the hour!
    Thanks man!
     
  9. gemina13

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    rowle1jt,

    I am going to give this a shot tonight when I get home from work. If Sebus doesn't I'll report back my findings.
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Use Je Jin's DISM Tool
    Copy boot.win from DVD/ISO to ie your Desktop
    Mount boot.wim image index 1 to ie C:\mount
    Copy winpeshl.exe to safe location (ie Desktop again)
    Dismount the image
    Mount it again, but chose index 2 this time
    Copy the saved winpeshl.exe back to c:\mount\windows\system32
    Commit the image
    Dismount it
    Re-create ISO with PowerISO
    Write DVD
    Install on anything

    sebus
     
  11. rowle1jt

    rowle1jt MDL Novice

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    Thank you!

    Sebus,
    Your help is much appreciated! After multiple attempts I think I finally got it, but the DVD would give me a boot error. :(

    Finally gave up and had them order a full blown Server 08 disc and the this foundation's disc is already RMA'd.

    Regardless, I appreciate everyone's help and guidance!
     
  12. sebus

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    Did you use PowerISO to edit (other iso utils like ie Magic ISO do not work well on these bootable media)?

    How could you RMA a disk that is fine & it is your re-make that does NOT work?

    sebus
     
  13. rowle1jt

    rowle1jt MDL Novice

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    You are correct, I used MagicISO. :-( PowerISO would only work with 300mb files unless I purchased it.

    It was purchased for less then $200 as an open box OEM software item from a vendor we buy a LOT of product from. I asked if we could return it and they didn't bat an eye as a $200 disc is minuscule from our regular purchases. To us OEM meant any hardware as long as we sold it with hardware. However, as we found out it was hard coded to Lenovo.

    Regardless, thank you for your help again. It is greatly appreciated and I learned a TON from the whole process of working with the disc. :)
     
  14. gemina13

    gemina13 MDL Novice

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    Sebus is correct, PowerISO is the way to go. MagicISO doesn't do it.
     
  15. gemina13

    gemina13 MDL Novice

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    Thanks again Sebus for your help.
     
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    OR you still can use DAZ Loader 2.2.2 here this forum..

    Here what say:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation << --
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
     
  19. Tito

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    @atgpud2003

    @toti is trying to get the installer; a way to activate it comes later.