Friday, 29 November 2013

Date Stamp on Windows Server 2012 R2 Open License Media

We keep getting caught with dropping the early bits on a flash drive to load an OS. It's not hard to figure out as soon as the server boots from the USB flash drive as it requests an Activation Key.
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Note the date stamp above is August September 30, 2013. That is the Open bits that will not prompt for a key.
The DVD media name:
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  • IR1_SSS_X64FREV_EN-US_DV5
UPDATE: Changed the month noted. :)

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2 comments:

Benaron Gleiberman said...

Hi Phil - 09 is September
Ben G

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

Ben,

You think? ;)

Thanks for the pointer.

P.