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Windows HPC 2008 R2 Deployment

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  • I am doing Windows HPC 2008 R2 deployment for one of our customers.  I install an Evaluation version of Windows HPC 2008 R2 Suit on the cluster.  Can customer activate later without reinstalling it?  
    Monday, January 24, 2011 10:40 PM

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  • Yes, using the standard Windows Server activation command line (slmgr), however it is not suggested.

    'Upgrading' the head node via the slmgr command line is fine, but I suggest creating new compute node images and redeploying all compute nodes. Otherwise any newly-added / replaced / reimaged compute node will be installed with the evaluation version and would require the cluster admin to remember that manually updating the machine was a required step.

    Friday, February 4, 2011 7:56 PM
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