Thank you Try this and see if it helps you out: 1. Any help will be appreciated. If it still fails, you'll have to call Microsoft support for them to verify the license key is correct or issue you a new one. After installing and configuring as evaluation mode, it is often a requirement to upgrade it to full retail version. The fact is, you do not require an evaluation key for using Windows Server 2012 R2.
If I recall correctly, you are using Server 2012 R2 Standard. Hi Ryan, Thanks for the quick response. I really hate web pages like this cause links they are giving are not working!!!! Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is perfect for: Any business with 25 or more users that wants to leverage the performance and scalability of Windows Server. If so, it's possible the key is not legit and has been activated too many times. Standard If you license is genuine and your server is connected to the internet, you should be able to validate your license. Now that I'm typing this out, it probably stands to reason that I should use Server 2012 R2 install disc, unfortunately I don't have that.
Since 1 activated but the others aren't, I have to ask: Is the hypervisor system running any other role than Hyper-V? Many thanks RantCan that saved my bacon! In any case, these situations are normally restored within a few hours and by performing some attempt in more customers are able to activate Windows. The very first step is to view the current edition. Thanks for all of your comments, I really appreciate it. Like the title says, I am unable to activate my version of 2012 R2. I'm in a great mood now so might as well share this to you.
They have grown in popularity due to price. Also you have to run this script in an Elevated command prompt. In this way you can activate Windows Server Evaluation edition to full retail edition. You need to first install another domain controller, demote the target server, and then perform the task. Any help will be appreciated. When I ran the command it gave me: Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 6.
The server will restart twice. Then I read here the same question from JuanMa and chosen responses from the Microsoft Moderator. I did run the command and it does show the proper version. Maybe the HypeVisor as well. Hi, In respect for you, here providing some basic information. I installed a trial version of windows server 2012 R2 standard edition.
Meanwhile like to share the article with you. Perform a clean installation to Windows Server 2012. Let's hope it accepted it! I had vague recollections that this may not be possible, but the best information I found was on converting evaluation editions. It works fine for nearly a year and now it is saying that you need to Activate your windows. View Windows activation status in the Windows activation area of the System page.
Off to my favourite search engine I went, but I found surprisingly little about this. Once I corrected the time, it activated with no issues. Let's hope it boots back up as I am remote! Internet traffic was being blocked by the firewall the client had in place. It is usually so enjoyable plus full of amusement for me personally and my office peers to visit the blog a minimum of thrice weekly to find out the latest guidance you have. Here is for anyone who try activate over phone on machine that has no internect connection.
The key is coming directly from the Volume Licensing Service Center at Microsoft. This doesn't seem to work for me. Regards, Will We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. You can hire him on. Contacting wherever you bought the volume license may be easier than calling Microsoft directly - they may know who best to call to handle licensing issues. For my install today the system thought it was November 2014 - 11 months ago! Basically, its telling me that it doesn't like the license code.