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    Server 2k3 R2 disk problem .....

    Hi guys, i have a problem with the server disks i purchased from our LEA under the select licensing pogram. Both disks are copied/burnt by the LEA , we are then sent a copy of the license, so the disks are not original, but everything is legit.

    the problem is after installing the first disk only, the server has no mention of R2 anywhere to be found, and according to this article :-

    How to determine the version of Windows Server 2003 R2 that is running on a computer

    i should be able to see it in my computer, and in the registry as above. ( when i have installed the server, it never asks for the second disk )

    when i have installed the second disk the server then says R2, and the registry entry can also be found, but only under HKLM\sware\microsoft\windowsNT\current version.

    my question is-- does the second cd make the machine R2 ?, or should the server say R2 in the registry after installing from the first cd only?

    another question i have is - if i slipstream sp2 into the first disk will this cause problems when i come to install the second cd, or should i install from both original cd's first, and then add sp2?

    i suspect, although i am not sure that the first cd is actually an earlier release of server 2003? ( and somehow there has been a mix up.) both cds just say server 2003 on them thats all.

    any help would be gratefully recieved.

    thanks

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    If i remeber right you need to install the second cd and this will also ask for a product key which needs to be 2003 r2. You can also download the cds from microsoft direct this is a 180 day trial but if you have a product key you have the full product.

    Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2: How to Get Trial Software and Standalone CDs

    Hope this helps

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    the 1st Cd is standard 2003 server the 2nd Cd is the R2 addon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cools View Post
    the 1st Cd is standard 2003 server the 2nd Cd is the R2 addon..
    Indeed, this is true

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    so slipstreaming

    so can i slipstream sp2 into the forst cd, and then install it, then add cd2 ?

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    I think nlite will do what you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerste View Post
    so can i slipstream sp2 into the forst cd, and then install it, then add cd2 ?
    Yes you can...

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    doesn't work ...



    used nlite to slipstream sp2 .exe file into original disk, all went well, it then asked for cd2 after it installed , but it said.

    setup cannot continue because this product disc is incompatible with the service pack installed on this computer, you will need to insert the latest version of windows server R2 disc 2

    but i cant download them either.

    going to try and see if nlite will add contents of disc 2 as a patch ?

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    setup cannot continue because this product disc is incompatible with the service pack installed on this computer, you will need to insert the latest version of windows server R2 disc 2
    This is normal and is simple to fix. Copy the R2 disc to your server - C:\R2 then navigate to CMPNENTS > R2. Find a file called R2INTL.INF. Open it with notepad and change the following line:

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    R2SPLevel = 1
    to

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    R2SPLevel = 2
    Save changes, then run R2AUTO.EXE manually.

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    ok thanks

    ok thanks, i'll try that, i have just managed to download the two cd's, so i'll try that firstly

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    yep worked

    yes thanks, altering the .ini file made the cd run fine with the slipstreamed 2k3 disc i had made. i don't understand why the contents of cd2 couldn't just be an additional download from MS ?

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