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VOL keys but no iso's?

Discussion in 'Software' started by John Neerdael, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. John Neerdael

    John Neerdael Nibble Poster

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    Hello everyone, hopefully I'm in the right forum for this. I received some VLK (Volume license keys) from school for some software to setup a lab at home for self training. I've received keys for XP/Vista/Server 2008 & 2003/SQL Server 2008/Exchange 2007 & 2003.

    I've tried to grab the evaluation version of windows server 2008 x64 enterprise from ms technet but once I have to go to the download link I get a error that the page doesnt exist. Does anyone have the direct download links?
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx
     
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  3. John Neerdael

    John Neerdael Nibble Poster

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  4. wagnerk
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    Are you a tech in a school or a student?

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  5. John Neerdael

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    Student at a school, the school has access to licentions for students through MSDN.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    There are a couple of ways then.

    1. The teacher downloads the software and gives it to you or
    2. They give you the MSDN website (something like this) with a logon so that you can download the software yourself

    Most likely it'll be option one that would happen.

    Even if you had the retail versions of the software the MSDN keys that they gave you will not work with it. MSDN keys for MSDN versions of the product, etc...

    -Ken
     
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  7. John Neerdael

    John Neerdael Nibble Poster

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    Oh ok, so I cant just download the evaluation version and go from there with the key?
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Nope. You will need to get the version that matches the type of key you've got.
     
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  9. John Neerdael

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    As a update, I downloaded the following iso Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.x64.DVD-BetaInsiders yesterday to see where I would get, it's the RTM version without a key. I wasnt able to enter a key during setup, if I did enter my VLK there the setup would give a error so I installed without key. Once it was installed I went to Control Panel -> System, and choose Change Product Key (I did follow these steps for certainty: http://forevergeeks.com/change-product-key-on-windows-server-2008) Entered my key from school and tada it activated correctly so I'm set now :) Maybe this can be of help for someone else who gets in the same situation as me and doesnt want to wait till monday to get to the sys admin to get some real msdn iso's :p
     
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