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Activating Server 2012 R2 from MS Dreamspark?

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Has anyone had any experience with Dreamspark??? I downloaded Server 2012 R2 and retrieved an activation code and finally was able to successfully install 2012 RC but I cannot activate the install and am worried that MS will not let me activate. I emailed MS but have not heard anything back yet.





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I started with the pre-'update' version from dreamspark and activated it ok. perhaps M$ is on holiday and didn't notice the server is down :) .


I still have all my 7mc machines with 'hosts' entries  because M$ doesn't notice some of their listing servers are flaky.

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Drashna Jaelre

Make sure you're using the right versions....


There is Standard, Datacenter and Essentials SKUs. And they are not compatible. You MUST have the matching install image and key.


Also there is 2012 and 2012R2. The keys are not compatible either.

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