Steps to activate Windows Server 2008 in a VMware virtual machine

1) Install Windows Server 2008 on a VMware virtual machine (cn_windows_server_standard_enterprise_and_datacenter_with_sp2_x86_dvd_x15-41045.iso) (Note: 32-bit VMware cannot install 64-bit version of Win2008, 64-bit VMware can install 32-bit and 64-bit version of Win2008) 2) Decompress the compressed package, copy the DELL.ROM file to the VMware virtual machine win2008 installation path, and the same vmx file path. 3) Modify the vmx configuration file of the Windows Server 2008 virtual machine, add a line: bios440 .filename =”DELL.ROM” 4) Copy the DELL.XRM-MS file in the package to the root directory of the C drive in the Win2008 virtual machine. 5) Restart Win2008, add the license file: log in as Administrator and run in the command line window. ,slmgr.vbs -ilc C:DELL.XRM-MS 4) Open ”Control Panel->System", change CDKEY, enter Windows Server 2008 CDKEY: DELL OEM 223PV-8KCX6-F9KJX-3W2R7-BB2FH
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