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how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

John.Yassa
Occasional Visitor

how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

dears,
i need to know how to install windows server 2008 using smartstart without inserting the license key
is there is any way to do that
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Prabhu Raj
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

There is no way to install any windows server operating system without license key.
John.Yassa
Occasional Visitor

Re: how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

but microsoft support not to install the license key during installation of windows server 2008
also i not need to insert a license key as i am using KMS Licensing server
So kindly advice how to do that using SmartStart ....?
tbone72
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

Actually you can. You just enter an incorrect key during SmartStart interview. After reboot, you will be prompted for a license key because the key entered was invalid. At that point you have the option to say no you don't want to enter the key just yet.

After installation completes, you will have 60 days to use Windows Server 2008 before activation.
John.Yassa
Occasional Visitor

Re: how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

many thanks but when i try to do that and enterd fake License , it continue but it results me error stating that "there is error in the answer file in the unattendent installation and setup will not be able to continue"
Kindly advice about that issue if you know about it
Vwdl
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to install windows server 2008 using smart start

Hi,
Ever tried to reverse the sequence:
1. Update firmware
2. Install Windows
3. Install appropriate support pack
This should take care of the problem and will yield the same result.