Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Not Activating

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  1. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    #1 Complexity, Aug 31, 2015
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  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Do you have modded BIOS (with Slic 2.3)?
    Otherwise the key on its OWN does nothing (plus you need to install certificate)

    You also need to learn what activation means & what actually happens
     
  3. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    Hello sebus,

    I downloaded the SLIC 2.3 Bios from here but can't seem to find instructions on how to update it to my Bios with the Bin after numerous searches.

    Can you please advise
     
  4. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    You won't get very far without telling us more details. What file did you download?
     
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  5. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    Hello Threat,

    I downloaded DELL[PE_SC3]2.3.bin / DELL[PE_SC3]2.3.rar tried writing using Phoenix v2.63 app however only getting the following error: HDR checksum not correct
    :death:
     
  6. Tito

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  7. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    Request made. Thanks again Tito.
     
  8. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    Dell PowerEdge T320

    Hello recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on my PowerEdge and trying to activate it. I've tried many of the methods here but still no joy. Attached are the various screens from SLIC Dump etc. Followed all of the steps and still Windows not activated.

    Thanks to Tito for getting me this far. mdl_install_cert.PNG mdl_adv.PNG mdl_basic.PNG

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. Tito

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    @Complexity

    I've merged the threads.

    1. I've seen the RW report; is it from virgin bios or from a loader?
    2. Have you, by any chance, used eval copy of Server 2012 R2?
     
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  10. Complexity

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    1. It's a bios directly from Dell.

    2. It was installed from the MSDN .iso
     
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  12. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    Unfortunately seems I get the exact results

    mdl_cmd.png
    mdl_slic.png
     
  13. Russtavo

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    #13 Russtavo, Sep 22, 2015
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    Maybe try OpaTool to install the cert (run as Administrator) o_O

    Actually when I think about it - I once had a server doing weird activation stuff like this, finally fixed it by running a SFC /scannow
     
  14. Complexity

    Complexity MDL Novice

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    Did you get it activated?
     
  15. ssaeth

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