WS 2008 R2 Activation on Dell SLIC 2.3 and Cert

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  1. catgirl

    catgirl MDL Novice

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    #1 catgirl, Nov 21, 2015
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  2. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    Not sure with what your trying to add to a folder, I normally install the base OS, and use slmgr -ilc to import the cert (from any folder) then slmgr -ipk to set the product key.

    Windows then becomes activated.
     
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  3. catgirl

    catgirl MDL Novice

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    OEM SLP activation?

    Offline activation using SLIC in Bios and Cert in $OEM$ folder?
     
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    ssaeth MDL Junior Member

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    #4 ssaeth, Nov 22, 2015
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  5. catgirl

    catgirl MDL Novice

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    #5 catgirl, Nov 22, 2015
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    Yep got all of that, my issue is getting the iso image where it needs to be.
    When I add the DELL-DD981F15.XRM-MS (named: OEM.XRM-MS) cert to the "$OEM$\$$\system32\OEM" folder, one file, the setup always returns the error:

    "Windows could not collect information for [OSImage] since the specified
    image file [install.wim] does not exist."

    So my thinking is along the lines of, the cert is also linked to a specific image "Family"?, maybe?

    11/22/2015:

    Did a small experiment.

    Took original iso and created just the $OEM$ directory structure, no files in it at all, just the directories and got the same result:

    "Windows could not collect information for [OSImage] since the specified
    image file [install.wim] does not exist."

    So there must be a config switch that needs to be set for the OEM system to be used.
     
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  6. catgirl

    catgirl MDL Novice

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    #6 catgirl, Dec 1, 2015
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    Major Update to Problem Resolution:

    First off Huge Thanks to Tito for his willingness to look at my situation from his perspective, this was paramount to resolving the problem.

    I post my personal letter to him for the remainder of this post.

     
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  7. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    Those ISO modifying tools are terrible, much safer to recreate the ISO from files using command line and CDIMAGE
    Things can get quite pear shaped when there are multiple file systems in the ISO, as Juliet, ISO9660 and UDF.
     
  8. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    Never had any glitch with Ultra Iso, i can do what i want with 4.3 gigs and more iso files ....