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 Post subject: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 SP1 WORKSTATION - JUNE 2011 EDITION
PostPosted: Saturday 17 Apr 2010 22:34 (UTC +1) 
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WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 SP1 - "THE $OEM$ PROJECT" - JUNE 2011 EDITION

aka "The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse Project"

We decided at W7V with Fibonacci and Secr9tos to create a $OEM$ folder that will install all necessary packs to get Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Workstation OS.

Till now the only way to do this was either to "sysprep" the release or use RT Server Customization Tool from Ben, involving lots of manipulations and maybe some errors if you are not acquainted with Windows Imaging and Deployment Techniques.

After lots of testing (almost 80 VM tests on all R2 Editions in 1 month) the $OEM$ Folder was ready.

I integrated "this folder" to all editions (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter and Web Server) in the same install.wim file

Works with : Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese-Hong Kong SAR, Chinese-Simplified, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese-Brazil, Portuguese-Portugal, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.


You need LP's for SP1. The old LP's for R2 SP0 will not work !!!!!

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The major improvement of this edition is :

1/ It's not "syspreppred" ! All is done with scripts and batches !

Many thanx to Fibonnaci and Secr9tos for their time and patience !

2/ All W7 Extras to get R2 to look like W7 work with the above mentioned LP's !

3/ Added K-Lite Codecs, Flash and Shockwave Players, Nightly x64 and IE9

4/ Fixed some dll's and errors in W7 Packs :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Platform -------------------> Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Releases from WZOR
Versions -------------------> Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter and Web Server
Architecture ---------------> x64
Product Key ----------------> N/A
Activation -----------------> Not included !

MUI Files ------------------> from all 35 Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Editions

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WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 SP1 - "OEM PROJECT"

File name : r2_sp1_oem_project_june_2011_by_ExpertUser.iso

Size : 3,81 GB

MD5 : 742D5E74 72A7B340 7EFD1C30 58C76D5B

SHA1 : DDC5BFA7 6695E5AB F17346A6 1E254B92 D299F210

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Works in all 35 Language packs available for R2.

-> Added W7 Boot Screen
-> Added W7 Custom Logons Screens
-> Added W7 Themes from W7 Pro
-> Added Extra M$ Themes

-> Installed W7 Aero Cursors
-> Installed W7 Sidebar
-> Installed W7 Sticky Notes
-> Installed W7 Games

-> Enabled Windows Audio
-> Enabled .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
-> Enabled Desktop Experience
-> Enabled Themes
-> Enabled Dreamscene
-> Enabled Audio
-> Enabled Wireless Networking
-> Enabled Server Backup

-> Disabled IE Enhanced Security Configuration
-> Disabled Complex Password
-> Disabled Password Expiration
-> Disabled CTRL+ALT+DEL at Startup
-> Disabled Shutdown Event Tracker

-> Uxtheme has been patched

-> Added msmpeg2enc.dll, msmpeg2vdec.dll and msmpeg2adec.dll for WMP11
-> Added BDA Support

-> Added "Take Ownership" to the right-click context menu
-> Added "Copy File Names" to Context Menu
-> Added "Copy To/Move To" to the right-click context menu
-> Added "Open Command Windows" to the right-click context menu

-> Integrated Internet Explorer 9

Preinstalled :

* DirectX x86/x64
* Microsoft Silverlight
* C++ 2010 x86/x64
* dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64

* K-Lite_Codec_Pack x86/x64
* Java Runtime Update x86/x64
* Flash Player (IE and Non-IE) x86
* Flash Player (IE and Non-IE) x64
* Shockwave Full
* Nightly x64 (Firefox x64 Test Version)


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Credits to :

* W7PacksR2 (GUI and Silent) : Fibonacci and Secr9tos

* Post Install Configurators and Scripts : Fibonacci, Secr9tos and myself

* Logons Pictures : Various

* Silent Installs for Apps : Google.... :lol: :lol:

* W7 Packs : Arris, AsciiWolf and Halladayrules


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Very Important !

During install system will reboot 3 times to complete all mods and tweaks. Do not stop it.

You' will only need to chose a Password if you wish to set one and setup procedure will continue.


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DOWNLOAD :

Code:
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6396337


or

Code:
http://www.mediafire.com/?y3kor2zxu3qon


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Some screens :


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Games Compatibility List is available here :

http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/win2008r2/games

Security Software Compatibility List is available here :

http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/win2008r2/security-software

Wish List is available here :

http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/win2008r2/wish-list

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Many Thanx to Arris, AsciiWolf, halladayrules, Neuropass and NAOS, Secr9tos and Fibonacci ! ;) ;)

Enjoy !

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse


;) ;) ;) ;)

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Last edited by ExpertUser on Friday 24 Aug 2012 19:46 (UTC +1), edited 133 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Sunday 18 Apr 2010 09:48 (UTC +1) 
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Good job!
Can you please tell me, which tools did you use to make this iso, include workstation features into it and make modifications?

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Sunday 18 Apr 2010 10:25 (UTC +1) 
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Good Morning AsciiWolf !

Thanx for your interest in this project !

;)

Tools :

WAIK for W7
WINPE ISO with ImageX on it
A free HDD for install

I used following :

- R2 release from Technet
- Added R2 LP's with DSIM and WAIK (that was very long....)
- Copied System32 and SysWOW folders from W7 releases in FR, DE, ES and IT

Then I prepared a System32 and SysWOW64 folder with most of the files needed for transformation to it :

1/ Boot Screen
2/ Welcome Screen
3/ Themes (copied from W7 x64)
4/ DirectX x86 and x64 files
5/ Dreamscene Files
6/ Bluetooth Files (only files so you would just need to run yours *.regs and disable Driver Sig -> BTW I am testing a new approach to that for one our members on W7V)

Once that done I installed it on a PC and integrated the rest :

1/ Aero Cursors
2/ Dmusic
3/ Game Controllers
4/ Sticky Notes
5/ Sidebar
6/ Xinput

-> all your packs basically

All those with MUI support that you can find here :

Code:
http://www.win2008workstation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1226


I tweaked then a couple of things (Password, CTRL+ALT+DEL.....) but no updates !

I also added Features to R2 (Desktop Experience, Framework 3.5 SP1, Wireless Support)

Once that all done, I sysprepped it and captured Image with ImageX to inject it a regular release.

The reason I did this way as that I encountered some problem in creating a setup.cmd that will run just after install. I am able work my way round but no so well in that area.

I am not really a Pro in batch file writing ! :oops:

I also asked somebody to work on a tool that could be used once R2 installed but no news !

:(

If you need anything else let me know.

I can upload for you both System32 and SysWOW64 MUI folders if you want and WIM images with LP integrated but not transformed (to say Regular R2 with LP integrated).

Regards,

ExpertUser ;)


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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Wednesday 21 Apr 2010 21:51 (UTC +1) 
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Arris !

Thanx for making this topic sticky !

;)

Regards,

ExpertUser

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Thursday 22 Apr 2010 21:34 (UTC +1) 
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This looks interesting. I think someone requested this to be done a while ago but no one really stepped up to do it, good job! :)

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Saturday 01 May 2010 11:11 (UTC +1) 
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Thanks for that work - you talked about "-> Corrected Video and Audio issues !" what does it mean exactly ( details ) :geek:

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Saturday 01 May 2010 18:58 (UTC +1) 
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Remiel wrote:
Thanks for that work - you talked about "-> Corrected Video and Audio issues !" what does it mean exactly ( details ) :geek:


I had a friend of mine change some registry settings to avoid audio and video stuttering.

The same feature was available for previous Server 2008 SP2 edition but was included in Serv08 Converter.

It's nothing special but seems to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Saturday 08 May 2010 18:59 (UTC +1) 
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Sorry I had to fix RS Links !

Mediafire were removed !

I'll fix some new links up !

Regards,

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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Friday 14 May 2010 15:16 (UTC +1) 
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Did you mean changing the value of "SystemResponsiveness" in the following key "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile" by fixing audio and video stuttering?


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 Post subject: Re: WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 WORKSTATION - RELEASES
PostPosted: Saturday 15 May 2010 00:26 (UTC +1) 
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I asked my friend about the reg tweaks for audio and video.

He confirmed to me that none were done to both R2 releases here available.

I was very surprised myself about his answer, as we initially wanted to correct some things.

Therefor the I need to know if you encounter Audio and Video problems with the releases.

Your feedback will be appreciated to improve this great OS.

Sorry about that ! :(

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