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Windows 2012 activation

Posted by: | September 12, 2013 | No Comment |

Following the nightmare of my last post – don’t what I was doing last night – it seems that Windows 2012 R2 will activate as soon as an internet connection is established.

If you attempt to manually activate (not noticing that its happened already) it will ask for a product. Still doesn’t appear to accept the key I’d already input during install which seems odd.

At least its working

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Windows 2012 R2–ouch

Posted by: | September 11, 2013 | No Comment |

The other day I downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2. Goodie I thought I’ll download that.  Download worked. Installed 2012 R2 in to a VM and started to configure it tonight. 

Went to activate Windows and it asked for a product key.  No biggie as I grabbed that during the download.

Entered the key and it was rejected.  Huh. Assumed a mistype and tried again. Still rejecting.  Went back to MSDN and got a second key. Rejected again.

Next steps – trash the VM & re-download & rebuild.

I do love doing things a second time for no apparent reason.

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In Windows 2012 R2 RTM – just installed first VM this evening – the PowerShell execution policy is set to RemoteSigned. One less thing to change when I create new VMs.

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Windows 2012 R2 on MSDN

Posted by: | September 10, 2013 | No Comment |

In case you didn’t see yesterday’s announcement – the RTM versions of  Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are available for download. From what has been announced so far by Microsoft expect some updates before, or at, General Availability next month

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Windows 8.1/2012 R2 RTM

Posted by: | August 27, 2013 | No Comment |

Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2 have gone RTM (Release To Manufacturing). The General Availability date is 18 October but it looks like you won’t be able to get your hands on it before then even with a TechNet/MDSN subscription.

No fair.

Why bother trying to keep up to date when Microsoft pull stunts like this. All other new versions of Windows as far back as I can remember have been made available on TechNet and MSDN within a month of RTM. 

Announcing RTM and then imposing nearly 2 month delay on making it available to the technical community won’t win many friends.

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