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.