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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Upgrade Debug build to VL Build (MSDN Download ISO)

    Question

  • How do I upgrade from a Debug/Checked  Build (7600) of WIn SVR 2008 R2 to the VL-Build?
    When attempting to do so, it states:  "You cannot upgrade from a non-staged build to
    a staged build."

    Thursday, December 10, 2009 4:13 PM

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  • HI,

    try Checking these links it may help you..

    Microsoft includes product activation technology in some products sold through the Volume Licensing channel. A product key is required to activate these products.

    Recent Changes to Volume Activation

    With Volume Licensing for products such as Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, you must use a new type of product activation called Volume Activation (VA). To activate these operating systems with VA, you can use either a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or Key Management Service (KMS), requiring a KMS key.

    Volume Activation is a product activation technology that was first introduced with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It is designed to allow volume license customers to automate the activation process in a way that is transparent to end users. Volume Activation applies to systems that are covered under a Volume Licensing program and is used strictly as a tool for activation and is in no way tied to license invoicing or billing.

    Volume Activation provides two different models for completing volume activations. The first model is Key Management Service (KMS) and the second is Multiple Activation Key (MAK). KMS allows organizations to activate systems within their own network, while MAK activates systems on a one-time basis, using Microsoft’s hosted activation services. Customers can use either or both key types to activate systems in their environment.

    Planning for Volume Activation needs to be a part of your Windows Client and Windows Server 2008 deployment process.

    Volume License Keys (VLK), including MAK and KMS, are issued to you under a specific license agreement and enable your organization to use the software and products that you have licensed.

    VLKs can be used only with Volume Licensing products; they cannot be used with retail software or software that is preinstalled on a new computer (original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, products).

    Learn about Volume Activation and how to activate systems using KMS and/or MAK.

    How to Get Volume License Keys

    Look up the product for which you need a key. Information on how to get your key will be displayed. Not all Volume Licensing products require a key. If a product is not listed, no key is required.

    Volume Activation is a product activation technology that was first introduced with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It is designed to allow volume license customers to automate the activation process in a way that is transparent to end users. Volume Activation applies to systems that are covered under a Volume Licensing program and is used strictly as a tool for activation and is in no way tied to license invoicing or billing.Volume Activation provides two different models for completing volume activations. The first model is Key Management Service (KMS) and the second is Multiple Activation Key (MAK). KMS allows organizations to activate systems within their own network, while MAK activates systems on a one-time basis, using Microsoft’s hosted activation services. Customers can use either or both key types to activate systems in their environment.Planning for Volume Activation needs to be a part of your Windows Client and Windows Server 2008 deployment process.Volume License Keys (VLK), including MAK and KMS, are issued to you under a specific license agreement and enable your organization to use the software and products that you have licensed.VLKs can be used only with Volume Licensing products; they cannot be used with retail software or software that is preinstalled on a new computer (original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, products).

    Learn about Volume Activation and how to activate systems using KMS and/or MAK.

    Read more about how to get your keys .For most products, there are two ways to obtain your VLKs:Go to the Product Keys section of the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) for Open, Open Value, Select, Enterprise Agreements and the Services provider License Agreement (SPLA). Call your Microsoft Activation Center. If you are using the ISV Royalty Licensing Program, or the High Volume Messaging Services Agreement (HVMS), keys are not available through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC); you will need to request them by calling your Activation Center.

    Some products licensed under Volume Licensing agreements use keys that cannot be obtained through the VLSC or the Microsoft Activation Center.Keys are assigned to and intended for the sole use of your organization. You may be held responsible for unauthorized use of VLKs issued under your agreement, so be sure to keep your keys secure and do not disclose them to unauthorized parties. If you use the VLSC, you should regularly review and update the user permissions.(http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/product-activation.aspx).

    for more information you can check the links below.

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/product-activation.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/pricing.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/licensing-options/open-license.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303280.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd996588.aspx


    you can check video's
       http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd996588.aspx

    Thanks and Regards
    Anil Inampudi
    • Proposed as answer by jimmyeao Friday, March 25, 2011 3:57 PM
    Monday, December 14, 2009 1:56 PM
  • Well, I have tried several  .ISO files up on MSDN  relating to Window Server 2008 R2.
    I cannot get past this warning.   What media do I need to get to resolve this?
    We are a Microsoft Certified Partner and this an internal (inhouse) server issue. 
    This warning is presented before I type in a license code so, I assume I need certain
    media to get this resolved.

    The last one I tried was:  en_windows_server_2008_r2_standard_enterprise_datacenter_web_x64_dvd_x15-50365.iso

    I don't want to rebuild this server from scatch if at all possible.
    Apparently, I install the checked/debug build instead of the realeased software and
    now I am screwed.

    Thanks,

    BOb G.

    Friday, February 26, 2010 7:14 PM
  • I have the exact same issue, did you fond a resolution?
    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:44 PM