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Windows Server 2003 Standard R1 OEM - Media

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In a pickle here...

have a server in from across the nation that needs R1 installed (the COA is on the side, but they did not provide discs). I was hoping to get this server done and shipped this weekend... but alas I cannot find this media anywhere.

Where can I find the media for this edition (not cracked)?
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I think that's just the service pack?
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The first link is all full downloads
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I see that, thanks... but I need R1 and not R2... that's my problem.
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Pretty sure the first iso is the r1 version and the second iso is the cd that upgrades it to R2.
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hmm... I have R2 discs but they don't work.
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by:Donald Stewart
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What you could do is create a slipstreamed installation disk using nlite(as long as you still have the i386 folder)

http://nliteos.com/nlite.html


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I have nlite, but how can I slipstream R2 to become R1... they are for all intents and purposes, different versions and not merely service packs.
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by:Donald Stewart
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I was very aware of the difference, just thought you may also be running R1 as you requested in your question.
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by:Tercestisi
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No... convoluted story:

They have old windows 2000 server, company bought out, old company owns server, new company brought crappy whitebox server with Windows 2003 OEM COA (not installed and no discs), bought new server and am trying to install on new server.
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by:Tercestisi
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I do have an R1 enterprise disc... any way of converting that to Standard with nlite?  
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by:Donald Stewart
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I would first test to see if the product key is accepted.
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by:Tercestisi
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no it's not... trying with a changed pid though... we'll see if that works.
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by:Donald Stewart
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You may be able to use the iso download from the first link I provided

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23671333.html
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by:Tercestisi
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Changing the pid worked; thanks.

Do I still reward points for yourself being very helpful?
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That's up to you :-)
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Well... curious about policy cause I'm on the fence.  In one sense I would, but in another sense I'd rather post the solution and award that so future people find the correct solution.
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Common practice is to accept your answer as the answer and to give out assist points if you think that any of the comments were helpful.
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assist points... never heard of them; I'll try thanks.
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The solution was to go to i386/setupp.ini and change the last three digits of the pid to oem
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