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Lost Windows Server 2008 R2 disk

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.

Thanks.

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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

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx

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)

Anybody help!

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!

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