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  1. #1
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    Where to download Windows 2003 R2 Standard edition?

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know where I can download an ISO of Windows 2003 Standard R2? I need to rebuild a server, but the CD's are MIA. I have a license, just need the CD.

    Some of the software on this server needed for NVR doesn't work on Windows 2008, already tried that. So I need to go back to Windows 2003
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    I'm sure you won't be able to get the ISO anywhere else than Microsoft, legally.

    They used to allow a trial copy to be downloaded (180 days use) which I would assume you could simply enter your key into and activate - unfortunately it looks like they have replaced it with the 2008 edition trial, perhaps you could give Microsoft a call?

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    I think, that it doesn't important where you will get windows CD, the most important thing - license. If i have illegal cd and valid license key, where is a criminal?
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    If you need then I can provide you iso image. I am msdn subscriber and I have access to their isos. But you must need a legal license because iso downloaded from MSDN will ask you to activate windows & pirated copies are already activated. If you need then let me know and I'll download it for you. or try following links

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...us/try-it.aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w...erver/bb512919
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w...erver/bb405947

    But microsoft will redirect you to 2008 as it is current product

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    Getting ISO is somewhat tough.
    Better to get ISO directly from Microsoft legally.

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    Is it possible to get windows 2003 R2 Enterprise image?
    Got sticker and a licence with the purchased server, but install CD is lost and I'm unable to find any legal installation.

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    Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 OEM

    I am looking for an ISO of Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 OEM version. I want to reinstall my server. I am not asking for a license, since I have it. But lost my CD.

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    Microsoft is not allowing downloads of the ISO to the public anymore.
    You need to have a valid license first and only then will they allow you.
    You can download a 2008 ISO easily.
    Also please dont think that the Windows 2003 SP2 ISO is a install ISO.
    Its just a update for the OS with no installer !
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    Quote Originally Posted by alons View Post
    Microsoft is not allowing downloads of the ISO to the public anymore.
    You need to have a valid license first and only then will they allow you.
    You can download a 2008 ISO easily.
    Also please dont think that the Windows 2003 SP2 ISO is a install ISO.
    Its just a update for the OS with no installer !
    You are correct, at this time, the only way to legally download the ISO is to have an MSDN account.
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