Where can I find the DVD/ISO image of the OS that came with the server. We cannot seem to find the original media that (probably) came with the PowerEdge server.
Server: PowerEdge R415
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2
I have the image of the license keys. Need only the media. Apparently the key works only with the OEM version of the software i.e. from DELL only.
Apparently the key works only with the OEM version of the software i.e. from DELL only.
Untrue. You CAN use the evaluation media, then activate with your key. OEM-locked media ended with XP/2003
Some people report needing to "convert" the install to accept an OEM key, but I have never had to do that. I'm guessing Dell no longer carries media that old.
I have same problem, also lost 2008r2 OEM disk,
I tried to install evaluation version from MS
but use dell oem key to activate failed.
(error code 0x80072F8F)
DISM /Online /Get-CurrentEdition
Confirm the Edition You Can Convert To:DISM /Online /Get-TargetEditions
Convert and Enter Key (may take up to 10-15 minutes):DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEULA
Reboot TWICE to activate!