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quackhandle1975
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I have created a VM Win2008R2 Ent server (with a view to creating a 2node SQL 2008 R2 cluster with DC), with esxi 5.5 however the VM keeps on asking for the activation key. I have read I need to install VMWare tools so it won't keep asking for this? Or just give the VM internet access so it can be activate? How do you do this, shared internet host?

TIA

qh

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung.
quackhandle1975
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Just a bump if anyone knows the answer to this? Was messing around with this last night, trying to create a goldmaster for Win Server Ent 2008R2 and Win Server 2012 R2. Both have VMTools, luns/disk presented but for some reason the 2008 vm keeps on asking for the license key whereas the 2012 VM is fine (activated okay, I have genuine keys for both).

Any ideas how to stop this?

qh

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung.
subramanian.esakkimuthu 40485
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after you have created the vm have activated the OS. because after windows 2008 all the activation happening via online/phone. every time you provision even though your vm template is activated you have activate.
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