Solved

Steps to activate Windows 2008 within 30 days after installation

Posted on 2012-03-16
4
379 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-18
IBM has installed Win 2008 (Enterprise & Standard) on
6 of my servers.

I was told I need to activate Win 2008 within 30 days.

Kindly provide me the steps (or a url/link) with screen shots
if possible, to do this activation:

a) if the servers are connected to Internet (possibly can use
    a 3G modem to provide temporary Internet connectivity)

b) or if there's no Internet connectivity, how can I do it via
    phone?  Step by step pls as I'm no Windows guy
0
Comment
Question by:sunhux
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:thomasdavis
thomasdavis earned 100 total points
ID: 37730070
Right click on computer in the start up menu, click on properties, scroll to the bottom you should see windows activation.  Enter license key in there.
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Darius Ghassem earned 180 total points
ID: 37730077
Here is a link on the process but you have to do this within 60 days. You can extend the days as well with the second link to 180 days

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/product-activation.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948472
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Paul-B
Paul-B earned 120 total points
ID: 37730084
Click the Start button in the bottom right corner. There is a text search box just above where you click there at the bottom of the pop up menu. Type in Activate.. you should see it appear above. If it fails to activate over the internet it should give you the option to do it by phone.
0
 
LVL 79

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 100 total points
ID: 37732195
click on activate windows if you don't have an internet connection it will show you additional ways to activate one of which is by phone.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a Citrix environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. However, Citrix system people are often of little help, as they typically know next to nothing about Access. The script provided here will take …
Having trouble getting your hands on Dynamics 365 Field Service or Project Service trial? Worry No More!!!
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now