Click to participate the survey. Not the answer you're looking for? Activating Windows 2012 R2 Server offline As a first step, login to windows server as an administrator and then follow the below screenshots to perform the same successfully. I did run the command and it does show the proper version. He is the owner and author of ryanmangansitblog. See whether you can change from eval to standard. I tried some possible combination of letters where I cannot read clearly but not working. Microsoft is hunting down them all and every such programme which activate windows and office for free and making it hard for individuals like us that we buy their programmes no matter what.
If you need assistance, you can contact Microsoft's activation center -. Regards Andy hi Andy, Did you make sure your command-line is right? In Windows Server 2012 R2 the behavior is different, in that when you activate the product key, you are simply told that it is an invalid key. In this post will show you how to activate windows 2012 R2 server offline. As you can see the current edition is Datacenter Evaluation. My thanks to for sound-boarding and sanity-checking this one. Hello Jen, Apart from the above command, you can use another easiest way. The number of activations is limited and depends on the type of your license agreement Open, Select, Enterprise Agreement.
Internet traffic was being blocked by the firewall the client had in place. The Product Key has been changed and activated successfully. I believe you would be looking for something along the lines of the following:. . I tried the product code from sticker-attached to the server but many letters are faded, not easy to read. Replace it with your product key.
I've also copied and pasted it, but no joy. 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. To change the Product Key on Windows Server 2012 and activate it via command line run the following commands below. All of the specific commands are produced based on this command structure. Also, you could refer to this: Thanks -Billgiee Hi Andy, Thanks for posting! So, in my case with standalone server this was enough: slmgr. Here is for anyone who try activate over phone on machine that has no internect connection. In previous versions of Windows, it would prompt you to enter a product key, then ask if you would like to activate over the internet.
Do a clean install of the exact same edition of 8. If you declined, you'd be given the phone option. Here is the trick I finally figured out. What a powerful command line, dude. The recovery partition method may or may not work. Starting to apply edition-specific settings. 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.
Otherwise, I'd recommend running Wait. The article is spot on in so far as it describes what should happen but I don't see any instructions where there is a failure of this process. Speak to your vendor about your options here if you are using volume media. To replace an existing product key, run the command prompt as administrator on the computer you are want to activate and type: slmgr. It damn worked right away.
If that is a thing on your license? But you may be out of luck - and then you may need a reinstallation. In my case I had installed Windows 2012 server and had not yet entered a product key. Solution: — Log in to windows server 2012 with administrator account. Copy that text into a. I guess your input arguments may have some thing wrong.
It worked and activated Office 2016 and Windows 10. Rune3280 wrote: Also, are you certain it's not a Server 2012r2 standard essentials license? I spent 4 days with Microsoft trying to get some helps. With other user's input and I was able to put together the complete steps. Apologies for linking the script, as opposed to embedding it, but my WordPress install is hosed at the moment. The reason you can't activate it is because you are not connected to the internet. For that, see this tutorial below instead.
Enter your server product key there, and you should then be able to activate windows from that dialog. Remedy: The solution is simply to enter a new or correct product key and try activating again. This blog expresses my personal opinions as per the disclaimer. The following steps will describe the steps to check windows server 2012 activation status. Do you want to restart the computer now? But if you want to try other more complicated command, powerful technology is needed considering computer safety.
The way I'm handling this in my organization is via a batch script. The server will restart twice. Support and downloads for 8 has ended. From the command prompt, just type slui 3 and hit enter. Best Regards, Jason Dear Jason, Thank you for your post, No comments have been deleted please see above, comments are to be approved before they are posted on this site.