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License Key Issue

Dear Support, We have downloaded a Windows Server 2012 R2 from the following link. After that we get the license and input the key it gives the attached error, please assist how to resolve it. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016/?i=1

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Level 6 Contributor

Two things;

If the server were already a domain controller then conversion from evaluation to retail would not be supported.

The evaluation can be activated using retail or volume keys. For OEM the distribution media would need to come from OEM provider.

Also try;

 
Dism /Online /Get-CurrentEdition
(check that it isn't already ServerDatacenter in case your key was ServerStandard)
Dism /Online /Get-TargetEditions
Target Edition : ServerStandard
Target Edition : ServerDatacenter
then
Dism /online /Set-Edition:<edition name> /AcceptEula /ProductKey:12345-67890-12345-67890-12345
 
 
 
Level 2 Contributor

Dear DSPatrick,

Thanks for your reply. Please find below the inline comments.

If the server were already a domain controller then the conversion from evaluation to retail would not be supported.

Server is on workgroup you can also see in the attached pic and I already shared with you.

The evaluation can be activated using retail or volume keys. For OEM the distribution media would need to come from OEM provider.

It is not OEM and we have Open License Program. We have retail or volume keys. Please find the pic of Lic Volume Id.

We will check below commands and update you shortly.

Also try;

 
Dism /Online /Get-CurrentEdition
(check that it isn't already ServerDatacenter in case your key was ServerStandard)
Dism /Online /Get-TargetEditions
Target Edition : ServerStandard
Target Edition : ServerDatacenter
then
Dism /online /Set-Edition:<edition name> /AcceptEula /ProductKey:12345-67890-12345-67890-12345
Level 6 Contributor


We will check below commands and update you shortly.

 

 

Sounds good.

 

 

Level 2 Contributor

Hi,

Sorry for late reply, I was waiting a response from my customer. Please find the attached error, after upgrading the Key it's now showing ServerStandard but on Desktop it is showing to activate the key, kindly assist further.

BR

Faheem

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Level 6 Contributor

Also try from elevated credentials;

Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /AcceptEula /ProductKey:12345-67890-12345-67890-12345

if no joy I'd contact the key provider for more assistance.

(idiotic forums interface conversion)

should be below without the spaces

/Set-Edition : ServerStandard

 

 

 

Level 2 Contributor

Hi,

Pl find the solution of the command, current version is Windows Stnd why it is showing that upgrade the image.
Level 6 Contributor

What is returned from?

slmgr /dli

 

 

Level 2 Contributor

Pl find the o/p of the command.
Level 6 Contributor

Missing the output dialog box but I'd verify with key provder that key channel matches installation media channel.

 

 

Level 2 Contributor

Thanks will be waiting for your kind response.
Level 6 Contributor


@Faheem wrote:
Thanks will be waiting for your kind response.

Too funny, you should verify with key provder that key channel matches installation media channel.