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  1. Hi Guys, I've been playing with Hyper-V and I've got a question I'm hoping someone can answer If i have 2x servers [e.g. Web and FTP] running as Virtual Machines, in an Internal Network in Hyper-V. If I forward ports 80 and 21 to Server2008 can I have it forward/re-direct the ports to the individual servers on the Internal Network ?
  2. @valter, I think Virtual Server is being replaced by Hyper-V. And theres loads of people that don't like VMWare. Having said that, theres loads of people that don't like Virtual Server / Virtual PC either. -Edit- Isn't Hyper-V going to be availible to all the 64bit versions of 2008 Server?
  3. Thanks cluberti, Thats what I wanted to know.
  4. Hi gosh, There no mention of 'Hyper-V' there. Do you know if its included with one or all the versions in this ISO?
  5. @Archigos, I won't discuss editing the 'setupp.ini' file here as I think its agasint the forum rules. But I'd use the 'setupp.ini' from the orignal machine along with the OEMBIOS files and winnt.sif collected with the scripts. As they all come from the orginal machine they should all work. @kmaheshkumar, If by "assembled pcs" you mean PC's that you or someone eles have assembled. You can't pre-active them. You can only pre-activate pre-assembled OEM machines bought from 'Royality OEMs' like Compaq, Dell or HP.
  6. They are ment to be the same. But I had troubles installing 'Tablet Edition' with the MSDN MCE disk 2 once.So now I add both lots of files just in case.
  7. Yep, just make sure you copy ALL of the files from the 2nd CD.In fact you can add the 2nd CD from the 'Tablet Edition' too, that way the one disk can install either WinXP Pro, MCE or Tablet Ed. Depeneding on which CD Key you use, but bear in mind this causes problems when making a 'Fully Unattended' [including Apps, Utils and Patches] install CD/DVD.
  8. @ZenCoder, MSDN disks are 'Retail' disks not 'OEM' disks. Hence they have slightly different files inside. But you can covert them to 'OEM' disks by editing/swapping a few files. Also when playing with MCE make sure you use ALL the folders from both disks AND an MCE CD Key, or you'll end up with a broken XP Pro install.
  9. Hi ZenCoder, I can help out alittle bit. Yes, I personally use Knoppix but any live Linux CD will do.Basically move the new OEMBIOS fileset to the PC. Boot from the Live CD. Copy the OEMBIOS files to the correct folders overwritting the old ones. Reboot into Windows. If all went while the WGA stuff will disappear and Windows will be activated. I'll leave these two to for the guys who understand this better than me. B)
  10. I've tried Win2K3 on 2x Dimensions and 1x Optiplex all failed. I believe they all have Dell Inc as their Bios string. But it did work on any old Dell T500 which uses Dell System.
  11. ZaForD

    .vbs files?

    Hey heffalump, Sorry, I misled you a little bit in my first post. I use a RunOnceEx.cmd in XP/2K3 And a RunOnceEx.reg for Win2K Good Luck.
  12. Hey Axl, I don't think your idea will work. As WinXP uses [i believe] 5 types of CD Key, all of which work on the 'Type' of disk i.e. OEM, Corp. or Retail and not the manufacturers string. I've got a multi-boot disk that does some simular. It has 11 OEM Branded install disks on one CD. I choose the Manfacturer from the boot menu, add the CD Key from the COA when it asks and sit back. Although the systems need to be activated after install, but thats an advantage to us. Theres plenty off info in the multi-boot section.
  13. Any chance someone could confirm the hashes of these file sets for me. The HP seems fine, but the Dell fails when tested on a Dimension 5150. HP = CC6CB12C Dell = C20D8FF5 Do Dell servers use the same SLPBIOS string as their desktops? Thanks Guys.
  14. ZaForD

    .vbs files?

    I've got a couple of .vbs files I use for both Win2K and XP, which I run them from the RunOnceEx.cmd.
  15. Hi Bezalel, Can you add the IBM set to your site? I've got an old IBM Netfinity 5100 here I use for testing SBS and AD stuff on. It would be nice to have a fully unattended DVD for that. B)
  16. Hey Bezalel and FreeStyler, Thanks for the info guys. I was hoping to have one to play with by now, but both HP and Medion have delayed their shipments till after Xmas here in the UK.
  17. As Severach said in his answer, there are multply OEMBIOS sets for each OEM. Some are clearly newer than others as we've had problems with SP0 sets in SP2 installs. My guess is the Gateway sets were made at different times and for different systems. On a slightly different topic. Has anyone had a play with Windows Home Server yet ? Does it use this method to pre activate or the Vista method ?
  18. Hi guys, I'm trying to add the new KB941914 update for WHS. I couldn't find it on the Windows Update site, but managed to grab it after it had downloaded and was extacting. What would be the best way to slipstream the extracted files ? Thanks guys.
  19. Hi ruisu, Try here WMP\MCE Lossless Guide
  20. Hi Toffo, One more idea for you to try, if your still stuck. Delete your CD Key from your winnt.sif and then type it back in. I remember having some problems before by "cutting and pasting" CD keys.
  21. Even if this was possible and the guy kenw how to do it, he couldn't tell you. Without lossing his job.I don't know if this would be classed as piracy, but it would definitely violate your licence agreement. If you were asking me to put my job on the line. I'd be trying to hang up on you.But then again as you can see by my nationality on the left, I'm a foreigner too. As you said in your post, you bought this PC [and its OS] from Dell. So they should really be the people your talking to. Because they're the ones that took your money. But no company is gonna tell you that outright. The only way your gonna solve this is to get/find/buy/borrow/steal a Genuine Dell or Holographic OEM CD. As thats the only disks that will accept your COA number. That may not be the answer your after, but its the right best your gonna get from this foreigner.
  22. Thoses files maybe useless for activating the OS, but aren't they used to save MS [and us] alot of messing around with setup files, by working as place holders.
  23. Thanks Signet I drop you a PM, once I get mine in some sort of order.
  24. MSDN disks use a Retail CD key, which is why the one on the COA won't work.You'll need to use an OEM disk set to use the COA key or a SLP key. But if you use the COA key you'll still have to phone MS to activated your PC, as they don't activate online anymore.
  25. Hi TwoJ, I don't think theres any problem with hosting or sharing the OEMBIOS files, as the Mod's here at MSFN looked into it over the OEM Pre-Activation threads, and said they were OK to post. The SLP keys on the other hand would get us and whoever hosted them into trouble, so its best to leave them out. As for the oobeinfo stuff and the script to collect them, that maybe helpful to some people, but they're of little use to me as I refurbish and setup systems for local groups and charities. So the OOBE isn't that important, I just add the OEM logos, info and wallpaper for fun. [Hence there the only files I've collected] If I remember right. FreeStyler was working on the OOBE files in one of the Pre-Activation threads. He might have some you could add ?

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