She contacts her second level team and they verify the key is in fact, valid for Server 2012 Std R2. Often this casued by some corruption or a missing file in Winsxs. I have not see any one post these steps yet. Something happened with the machine that requires a re-image. Do you happen to know what build of Windows 10 you're installing? Maybe you can post in-a-nutshell definitions? Typical caveats and cautions apply. The key listed here is for all you wannabe pirates out there, sorry, this is the navy.
I want to install without activation key and activate it later. Most applications won't care, but some might complain. Test the backup by recovering it to another server to ensure you have performed the backup correctly. Before we start the roll out we need to either bring up a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8. If you have the licenses you can legally build multiple domains, for security reasons for example.
If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff microsoft. The key is coming directly from the Volume Licensing Service Center at Microsoft. Might be a bit overkill for you but it is defintely a winner! 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. It is in production now. For my install today the system thought it was November 2014 - 11 months ago! I'll bet you will find an edition mismatch - if you purchased a valid product key. One using Windows 2008R2 to serve Office 2010 and one with Windows server 2012 servicing Servers 2012 and below? Hello, did you issue these commands on a Windows 2012 server? I fact I tries to activate the Server 2012 R2 standard eveluation which perfomring as primary domain controller in a sand box and the activation went fine. Volume License Key that turns ordinary machine into a activation server 1.
Terminology is the devil in this licensing nightmare. In truth, the server is trying to validate the key over the internet, which of course doesn't work if your server doesn't have a path out. To Change Product Key Number in a Command Prompt Open an elevated command prompt. Do I have to buy a license for Windows installed in Azure? I tried doing a fresh install of windows 10 as this is what i would prefer to do, and when prompted for a key, its saying my key isn't working. Let me frame my question properly. Error: 0x80072F8F On a Computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition. Thanks to all for the fast responses and great help.
Having said that, I think compulsory activation during install or before first use is reprehensible. What is the risk in trying this? Because you dont have internet, it cant verify it. When I want to install my Win8. However, the standard and pro editions prompt for a product key as soon as you try to install. I just ran into this issue, and when I figured out the fix, I realized that I had run into this before. However; I just note sure if this affected any functionality. Perform a full backup of your system.
Is my Windows 7 product key still a windows 7 key only? I call the activation center back. Here is the trick I finally figured out. Is there anything to watch out for? So you want to be a sysadmin? Is it necessary to at least install 5 or more Windows Server 2012 R2 that activation is working? Remedy: The solution is simply to enter a new or correct product key and try activating again. Everything seems to be activating just fine. That proceeded smoothly, except that I can't reactivate with my Dreamspark key anymore Windows says 'that key didn't work, please check it or try a different key'. Hi Ryan, Thanks for the quick response. Thanks to I found that the trusted system time was not correctly set.
I learn it the hard way. I did this a year ago with an eval copy of Essentials and it worked perfectly. Is this a pretty straight-forward process? Each activation request remains in the table for 30 days. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Your answers will help a lot.
Also see and Thanks for reading and good luck! Splintered off from this sub-reddit. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place. Can I remove them using the technique you showed above to uninstall them? There are just too many things that can go wrong to not allow for some small evaluation period before activation. You need to do so. So do i have to upgrade it to just windows 2012 R2 standard so I can use the standard key? Install the following update: see.
I was able to get it to work after installing the hotfix: Hopefully this will help someone else. Regards Andy hi Andy, Did you make sure your command-line is right? I tried this on an unactivated copy of Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Release Candidate, which does not have an activation key available yet. Just received the same error message. Or will I have to buy a second license just to do the activation on my production server? After I got in touch with Microsoft and found the right person, it was a simple process to just run the command line and verify the outcome. It activates Win 7, Server 2008 and R2 and Office 2010. This is a great article. I'm at a loss at what to do now.
I wanted to wipe the laptop clean and set it up the way I set up all my machines, partitioning the drive basically. If not where do I get the product key? It will activate down level clients down to Windows Server 2008 and Vista. This is also the place where you can request this hotfix. Automatic virtual machine activation is an easy to miss, but really handy feature in Windows Server 2012 R2. So I went to change the key to the new key and it didn't work. Machine that hands out activation 2.