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Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

wagnermarques
Occasional Visitor

Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

 

Hi folks,

 

I am a begginer, so be patient with me please.

 

My company bought a proliant DL385p Gen 8 and it came with a windows server 2012 dvd media.

 

The media label says:

"Windows Server 2012 Recovery Media for Windows Server 2012 ROK Products for HP Proliant servers"

 

So I am trying to install the windows 2012 with this media in my Esxi 5.5.0, but when installation starts I recieve a message saying me tha the windows should be installed only in hp machines.

 

My doubt is that I am running hp customized esxi: VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-1746974-HP-5.72A.3-Jun2014.iso

 

Why my windows does not recognize that I am doing its installation on a hp machine?

How could I fix it? Could I download another windows image and activate with my key product?

 

Best regards

 

 

6 REPLIES
lightman
Advisor

Re: Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

That dvd you have, seems to be a customized version for that server (a recovery disc, that installs everything as factory default, like the hidden partition most notebooks (recovery partition))

 

So if you try to run it on a virtual machine, it won't work, you need a standard (generic) server iso, for it, and obviously your key will not work, since that key is for that specific product.

 

I don't think microsoft will change your key for a generic version, unless you have a volume license contract with them.

 

We had a similar issue here a while ago with one of the servers, and I simply stored the original ISO and use a volume license key with a standard server iso, legally I am still using the amount of servers purchased, just one of them is slightly different :)

 

Bart_Heungens
Honored Contributor

Re: Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

Hi,

 

Yes this is possible but you have to make a little adjustment inside VMware.

 

I have it explained on my blog:

http://www.bitcon.be/?p=2336

 

 

Kr,

Bart

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PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

wagnermarques
Occasional Visitor

Re: Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

 

 

many thanks guys, can't wait to try it on mondey...

wagnermarques
Occasional Visitor

Re: Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

 

Hey guis, its just works...

 

I have no words to say how I thanks...

 

 

Bart_Heungens
Honored Contributor

Re: Why my Win Serv 2012 std (hp ROK) does not get installed on my esxi 5.5.0?

Hi,

 

Great to hear it works, you're welcome...

 

Kudo's are the ideal thing for reward... ;-)

 

 

Kr,

Bart

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