Windows Storage Server or Unfied Storage 2003/2008 WSS x64

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  1. venomhed

    venomhed MDL Novice

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    #1 venomhed, Aug 4, 2010
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    Hello,

    I am trying to get a rather uncommon Windows Server (2003 or 2008 both x64) activated so that I can use it for storage and an iSCSI Target lab. I prefer using Windows systems due to familiarity rather than say FreeNAS or OpenFiler. Anyways, in the past there have been some attempts to get this version working but I cannot find the ISO's from BitTorrent, newsgroups or Emule anymore.

    Daz and Hazar cracks fail to work on these and I am unsure why as I am not a programmer of any sort. These OS' seem to be strictly for OEM if that helps.


    The most current and important one is:
    Windows Storage Server 2008 x64

    Older but still valid OS':
    Microsoft Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (64-bit)
    Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 (64-bit)



    At one time ZWT did crack these but they are nowhere on the internet that I can find!

    NFO's:
    2008-10-23.Microsoft.Windows.Storage.Server.2003.R2.x64.Enterprise.Edition-ZWTiSO

    2008-10-20.Microsoft.Windows.Storage.Server.2003.R2.Enterprise.Edition-ZWTiSO

    CRBS cracked the R1 versions but I cannot find them.

    If anyone could link or even better crack these I would be much appreciative. Sorry if this is an improper post.
     
  2. sebus

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  5. venomhed

    venomhed MDL Novice

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    #5 venomhed, Aug 4, 2010
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    Wss 2008

    But those technet keys aren't permanent for Storage Server 2008 correct? I have the dvd and installed Standard x64 into a VM but can't seem to find out how to get a key for some reason.

    I will try to look into the conversion for 2003 x64 as well based on your suggestions.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I believe Technet keys are permanent (but as all of them not to be used in Production)
    I do not use it, so can not be 100% positive, sorry

    You get the key if you have Technet subscription (or a good friend that would share)

    sebus
     
  7. venomhed

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    Oh I see, I am just a registered member on there, I don't pay for the subscriptions. Ok, well, I have banged my head against the wall enough for two days and probably should just be happy the the Win 2003 WUSS x32 I got. I don't really understand the conversion process but I bet the VM I have of the aforementioned server should work fine for the iSCSI target.

    Maybe I should start looking for Windows iSCSI target software like Starwind which can sit on any Windows server. That could make my life much easier. Last time I checked there were no valid cracks for those programs though but I didn't search here yet.

    Thanks again Sebus for the help and clarification. It was a lot more in depth than I had anticipated.
     
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  9. venomhed

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    #9 venomhed, Aug 4, 2010
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    Thanks, I just started a new thread prior to your response here. I have tried those and they are nice products, but the free version doesn't allow for RAID (You would mostly use that between storage units not so much on the Host/Target system). Still, it is a good one to try and fairly easy to setup when compared to say, oh... Windows Unified Storage Server, hahaa. Kidding of course.


    * They were bought out by RocketDivision so you must go there for the FREE VERSION.
     
  10. sebus

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    NO, the other way round, Rocketdivision was the OLD company, that formed Starwindsoftware

    sebus
     
  11. rrohela

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    #11 rrohela, Feb 28, 2012
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    No need to install evaluation version of windows storage server 2003. Just install your working Standard or Enterprise 2003 R2 Installation & follow steps to get fully activated Unified Storage server.
    1.Update with SP2 & install .NET framework 2.0, Configure file & print server roles.
    2.Run attached registry key(rename file form .txt to .reg)to successfully install Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 Component files. You won't get error stating that for updates KB919455,iscsitarget-x86.exe, & KB919458 " this feature pack is only supported on Windows storage server 2003 R2"
    3. start installing Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 Component(3.1)
    a. Run CD4\Storage Management and Java RDP\x86\Storage Management\
    WUDSS_Registry_Key.zip.
    b. Run CD4\Storage Management and Java RDP\x86\Storage Management\
    WindowsServer2003-KB919455-x86-ENU.exe
    c. Install Internet Information Server (IIS)
    d. Run CD4\Storage Management and Java RDP\x86\Windows Server Remote
    Administration Applet\WindowsServer2003-KB919458-x86-ENU.exe
    e. Run CD4\Storage Management and Java RDP\x86\Storage Management\
    WindowsServer2003-KB941003-x86-ENU.exe
    f. Run CD4\iSCSI Target\iscsitarget-x86.exe
    g. Run CD4\iSCSI Target\iscsitargetVDS-x86.exe
    h. Run CD4\iSCSI Target\iscsitargetVSS-x86.exe
    i. Run iSCSISoftwareTarget-KB943518-x86-ENU.exe
    Now you have ready to use Server without 90Day trail restriction of ISCSI component.
     

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