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Old 10-03-2008
DEREK DESOUZA
 
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Activate of Windows 2003 R2 SP2 Copy

Hi,

I had recently installed Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition 64 bits with
latest service pack(SP2) trial as I did not have the original CD with me at
that moment.

Now when I try to activate the product with the Origial CD and Serial I'm
not prompted with an Upgrade option but only with a New Installation option.

Please do suggest as this upgrade would dearly help in saving precious time.

Regards,

Derek Desouza
Systems Engineer
UNYDYNE Systems Pte. Ltd.
Mobile : (65) 8184.2860
DID : (65) 6759.0175
Fax : (65) 6725.8409

www.unydyne.com

Email : derek@unydyne.com

Skype id: derek.desouza

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Old 11-03-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Activate of Windows 2003 R2 SP2 Copy

Hello DEREK,

From another posting, maybe it helps you:

This is one way that works for mostly all type of upgrade you want to do.
It worked for me to update my VLK 2003 Server with SP1 to a Activate to use
Server 2003 R2 SP2... and here's how i did it... all legit:

-Use your technet to download the Windows 2003 R2 SP2 CD (there are 2 CD for
this)
- Insert the CD in your server, and reboot the server
- Once you get te "press any key to boot from CD... " do so
- When you are prompted to press F6 to add drivers, do so if you need to...
and proceed to the next step
- Once you are up to the install/repair (with recovery console) chose to
install then proceed to the next step
- Press F8 to acknowledge the license, then the installer will search for an
already installed version of Windows and should discover your current 2K3
server.
- Choose to repair this installation and the upgrade will proceed.
- Once it pops you the screen to select the keyboard, language and regional
settings, ajust it to you needs...
- It should then ask for your License number, which you can enter here (make
sure it's your new valid license) and continue installation.
- Installation will complete and reboot your server.
- Log in with your user account and voila... you should be back to where you
left it out last time except, you will have 60 days to activate your
windows, and you will need to re-apply all windows update since you have a
mostly new install of windows with all the software and configuration you
had...

I successfuly migrated like dozens of server like that that were installed
using a VLK key and/or evaluation technet software to full production Retail
package.

Just make sure you have the proper CD-DVD for the installation, as the product
ID and volume name are checked upon installation and it could cause you problem
if you have the wrong CD/DVD and licence number.



Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm

> Hi,
>
> I had recently installed Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition 64 bits
> with latest service pack(SP2) trial as I did not have the original CD
> with me at that moment.
>
> Now when I try to activate the product with the Origial CD and Serial
> I'm not prompted with an Upgrade option but only with a New
> Installation option.
>
> Please do suggest as this upgrade would dearly help in saving precious
> time.
>
> Regards,
>
> Derek Desouza
> Systems Engineer
> UNYDYNE Systems Pte. Ltd.
> Mobile : (65) 8184.2860
> DID : (65) 6759.0175
> Fax : (65) 6725.8409
> www.unydyne.com
>
> Email : derek@unydyne.com
>
> Skype id: derek.desouza
>
> Virtualize and Optimize: - 'Good for the environment, great for you!
>



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Old 12-03-2008
DEREK DESOUZA
 
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Re: Activate of Windows 2003 R2 SP2 Copy

Hi Meinolf,

I wanted to downgrade to the windows 2003R2 as previously I could not
locate the original CD(without service pack 2). As only the service pack 2
version was availble on the microsoft site with the trial serial that i
received in the mail once i downloaded the SP2 version.

I hope you understand the problem.

Regards,
Derek

"Meinolf Weber" wrote:

> Hello DEREK,
>
> From another posting, maybe it helps you:
>
> This is one way that works for mostly all type of upgrade you want to do.
> It worked for me to update my VLK 2003 Server with SP1 to a Activate to use
> Server 2003 R2 SP2... and here's how i did it... all legit:
>
> -Use your technet to download the Windows 2003 R2 SP2 CD (there are 2 CD for
> this)
> - Insert the CD in your server, and reboot the server
> - Once you get te "press any key to boot from CD... " do so
> - When you are prompted to press F6 to add drivers, do so if you need to...
> and proceed to the next step
> - Once you are up to the install/repair (with recovery console) chose to
> install then proceed to the next step
> - Press F8 to acknowledge the license, then the installer will search for an
> already installed version of Windows and should discover your current 2K3
> server.
> - Choose to repair this installation and the upgrade will proceed.
> - Once it pops you the screen to select the keyboard, language and regional
> settings, ajust it to you needs...
> - It should then ask for your License number, which you can enter here (make
> sure it's your new valid license) and continue installation.
> - Installation will complete and reboot your server.
> - Log in with your user account and voila... you should be back to where you
> left it out last time except, you will have 60 days to activate your
> windows, and you will need to re-apply all windows update since you have a
> mostly new install of windows with all the software and configuration you
> had...
>
> I successfuly migrated like dozens of server like that that were installed
> using a VLK key and/or evaluation technet software to full production Retail
> package.
>
> Just make sure you have the proper CD-DVD for the installation, as the product
> ID and volume name are checked upon installation and it could cause you problem
> if you have the wrong CD/DVD and licence number.
>
>
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had recently installed Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition 64 bits
> > with latest service pack(SP2) trial as I did not have the original CD
> > with me at that moment.
> >
> > Now when I try to activate the product with the Origial CD and Serial
> > I'm not prompted with an Upgrade option but only with a New
> > Installation option.
> >
> > Please do suggest as this upgrade would dearly help in saving precious
> > time.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Derek Desouza
> > Systems Engineer
> > UNYDYNE Systems Pte. Ltd.
> > Mobile : (65) 8184.2860
> > DID : (65) 6759.0175
> > Fax : (65) 6725.8409
> > www.unydyne.com
> >
> > Email : derek@unydyne.com
> >
> > Skype id: derek.desouza
> >
> > Virtualize and Optimize: - 'Good for the environment, great for you!
> >

>
>
>

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