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Need Advice, about Win Server 2008 to Win Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, Any body can advice me, is it possible to install win server 2008 R2 media kit using Win server 2008 key ? ( (if possible I will download from here

     

    the reason is, I have customer need to buy win server 2008 R2, but I only have the old version (R1) wich is still brand new sealed, I am afraid if I open the seal and can't  do the activation at R2 than I will bangkrupt :(

    Or perhaps if I can't using those way, can I do automatic update and the R1 version became R2 version ?

     

    If those all can't do, than please advice me how to change my R1 became to R2 version please ..., or might be I should buy the new R2 package ?  which mean I still keep the old version to be sold (sad)

     

    Please give me advice from my stupid question

     

     

    thanks alot & Gbu

     

    Best Rgs,

     

    Jong F S

     

     

     

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:16 AM

Answers

  • You will have to purchase a full copy of Server 2008 R2 for your customer.

    Think of the difference like this:

    Windows Vista -> Windows 7
    Server 2008 -> Server 2008 R2

    They are completely different OSes.


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    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

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    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:28 AM

All replies

  • You will have to purchase a full copy of Server 2008 R2 for your customer.

    Think of the difference like this:

    Windows Vista -> Windows 7
    Server 2008 -> Server 2008 R2

    They are completely different OSes.


    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Blog | Twitter: @Arposh | Powershell Client System Administration tool
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:28 AM
  • You will have to purchase a full copy of Server 2008 R2 for your customer.

    Think of the difference like this:

    Windows Vista -> Windows 7
    Server 2008 -> Server 2008 R2

    They are completely different OSes.


    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Blog | Twitter: @Arposh | Powershell Client System Administration tool
    Thanks alot for your fast reply sir, so it is totaly different OS is it ? (sad), I was think those just some different service pack or some patched thanks again sir, Gbu
    Win Server 2008
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:40 AM
  • HI Jong

    Yes,you can't use 2008 license for 2008 r2. There is upgrade path available but for that also you need to buy license. So it will be double the  cost in your case.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:24 AM
  • Hello,

    no you can't Windows server 2008 R2 use it's own license. You can upgrade the Windows server 2008 but need a license and the software.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:51 AM
  • Thanks alot guys, any way here is my win 2008 server pakagin detail, if only I got some miracle that my own is R2 version :p becouse me myself is not sure is it R1 or R2.

     

     

    Windows SVR STD 2008 32BIT/X64 ENGLISH

    Label Part No X10-63162

    Internal Part : P73-04001

    Build Date : 04/13/09

     

    Any one can tell me is it R1 or R2 ?

     

    Please some advice in advance

     

    thanks alot guys

     

    Best Rgs

     

    Jong F S

     


    Win Server 2008
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:08 AM
  • That is Server 2008 Standard.  NOT Server 2008 R2/
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    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

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    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:52 PM
  • Hello,

    R2 is NOT available as 32bit version and as you mentioned in "Windows SVR STD 2008 32BIT/X64 ENGLISH" there is 32bit listed.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:34 PM