Windows Server 2008 R2 on dell PowerEdge 2950

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  1. loki

    loki MDL Novice

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    #1 loki, Oct 3, 2009
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    hello,

    i already have windows server 2008 running on one dell poweredge 2950 (that have the dell slic information in his bios). i want to know if i can also install windows server 2008 R2 on it ? did i will need to update my bios (i don't know if it's a slic 2.0 or 2.1 (because i thing that windows server 2008 R2 need Slic 2.1 right ?) and also if it's a slic2.0, does an update of the bios will make it at slic2.1?)

    thanks for you help !
     
  2. sebus

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    #2 sebus, Oct 3, 2009
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    Official Dell PowerEdge 2950/1950 BIOS 2.6.1 is SLIC 2.1

    Anyway, there are NOT known R2 OEM SLP keys yet, so at the moment you can not get offline activation

    You might try to find a working KMS

    sebus
     
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  5. loki

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    so when i read this :

    it's mean if i update the bios of my dell poweredge 2950 i will have SLIC 2.1 right ? did someone already try it and can confirm?
     
  6. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Read better!
    That's not what it is saying, there is a possibly it would have 2.1 slic, no guarantee
     
  7. The1n

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    I can confirm that after i updated 2. poweredge 2950 servers with bios version 2.6.1 i have slic 2.1 in bios :)

    Hope this helps you.

    The1n
     
  8. loki

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    many thanks The1n! so now i just need to wait the R2 OEM SLP keys for dell ! i hope soon ...
     
  9. sebus

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    Sorry! my bad. Just rechecked one of my PE 1950 (uses same BIOS 2.6.1) and it is SLIC 2.1

    sebus
     
  10. loki

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    Hello Sebus,

    I just call dell, and they already start to sold Windows Server 2008 R2, so i thing that we will have soon the OEM SLP key no ? especially when we know that the price for Windows Server 2008 R2 web edition is only 190 euros !

    just need to wait that someone post here the SLP key (or the best an iso copy of the windows 2008 R2 CD installation)
     
  11. radx

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    How do you know what version of Slic you have in your Bios? Is there a util you can run to extract this information?

    I know there is a util you can use to see if you have a SLIC bios..but what about the version? Is it 2.0 or 2.1 or what :)
     
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  13. sebus

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    Why? You only need the key, there will be nothing different about the CD comparing to MS download

    sebus
     
  14. loki

    loki MDL Novice

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    i know :) the iso copy or the key is the same ... so if someone can gave us the key :)
     
  15. p3ric0

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    #15 p3ric0, Oct 21, 2011
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    Hello:

    i'm trying to update the Bios firmware of my Dell poweredge 2950ii,

    i have used both versions of the firmware 2.6.1 and 2.7.0 from dell webpage and none of those works. here are the link to the files Wich are exe files, i dont find .bin files for bios in the dell webpage, except for running linux operting system.

    Code:
    downloads.dell.com/bios/PE2950-020601C.exe
    Code:
    downloads.dell.com/bios/PE2950-020700C.exe
    and when i test the slic version with the slic toolkit v3.2, it doesen't recognize the slic 2.1 version.

    I have read the threads in which people says that updating with last version 2.6.1 (in 2009) it becomes slic 2.1, also i see that someone has leave a link to a bin file called DELL_PE_SC3.bin, i dont know if this bin file is a complete bios mod or only a part:

    Code:
    forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=1080&d=1246908889
    it seems that it's only a part of the bios, becouse the size is small = 374 bytes.

    When i open the Dump Tolkit and i open the bin file DELL_PE_SC3 with the button "open ext file", it becomes correct and valid slic 2.1, but i don't know how to use this bin file to mod the complete bios, may be is with another software.

    can anyone help me to mod to slic 2.1 this server?.

    the tools i have in this moment are:

    Dump Toolkit software.
    Bios update in exe format
    the bin file: DELL_PE_SC3.bin

    So how can i do it?

    Thank's ahead.
     
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  17. p3ric0

    p3ric0 MDL Novice

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    Ok
    i will make the request in the proper section.

    thank's
     
  18. pix

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    You're barking up the wrong tree - update to 2.70 and follow the instructions here.

    The 2.1 slic is there it just needs to be unlocked.
     
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