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Where can I download Windows Server 2003 R2 and then use my own W2K3R2 Std Product key?

Where can I download Windows Server 2003 R2 and then use my own W2K3R2 Std Product key?

I have a dell power edge 840 server which is only about a year old.  I need to reinstall the OS on it but I lost my cd.

Is there somewhere that I can download this and then just use my own key?
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Gary Gordon
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MCSA2003Commented:
I believe your going to have some troubles finding a legitmate download for this. The trial cd that windows used to offer has long been taken down for obviuous reasons. Even if you do "stumble" upon a working link, it is not guaranteed that your cd key will work with it.
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MCSA2003Commented:
Thats a dead link.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
No its not, downloading right now to prove it
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Ps, maybe you should try the link before you flame someone.
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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
Downloads moving along nicely for me.
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MCSA2003Commented:
Well, Ive tried 3 times now and its displayed a "Page cannot be displayed error". And its not a flame, simply stating the obvious. Maybe Ill add a screen shot
Link-Error.doc
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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
no worries folks
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
As long as its working for the author :-)
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
MCSA2003   do you have conficker??

since you cant get to that microsoft link?
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MCSA2003Commented:
Agreed, obviusly it is an issue on my end, if two of you can downalod and I can not. Now, the real test. Will it allow him to use his product key with a trial version of windows? I am thinking their will be an issue, but only time will tell.
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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to fix a Dell Power Edge 840 Server that got damaged by Back Door Trojan.  The OS is Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard.

Do either of you know how to change the status of the NIC from a static IP to a DHCP freindly state from a command or run prompt?

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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
If i could put this PC back on the Internet i could go to the Trend Micro site and do housecall.

IPCONFIG can't clear the static address I put in there.  I'm not in that network at the moment, and I need to change the address to a DHCP acquired one - but I can't get to the desktop.
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torimarCommented:
And this trial software can be activated like any regular installation CD?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
netsh set address name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp
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MCSA2003Commented:
Activating it is a question I am curious to see the answer to. I am not even sure that it will take your current product key to complete the install. You can register the software and receive a key in your email but it is only good for 180 days. Again, I am just questioning this, I am not saying it will not work, just very curious.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:


Upgrade an Evaluation Version of Windows Server 2003 to a Retail Version

To remove the 180-day expiration period for  an evaluation version               of Windows Server 2003, upgrade your computer to the full retail, released               version of Windows Server 2003. For more information about Windows Server 2003,               visit the following Microsoft Web site:
 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/default.mspx

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MCSA2003Commented:
Well I would love to read that, but I cant access that link either. LOL
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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
excellent
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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
Important - Please see this link concerning FAQs about the trial download.  The points made in the FAQs would seem to indicate that you must completely reinstall Windows Server 2003 R2 when your evaluation period ends.  This would mean that the downloaded evaluation version will not accept my Product key when the 180 days are over.  Take a read and let me know what you think. - Gary


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb430832.aspx
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
as long as you dont let it get to the 180 days then you can do an in-place  upgrade
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MCSA2003Commented:
Well I was able to access that link. And it seems that my points are valid.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
which point is that?
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