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Nice to Know: How to change from Evaluation to the real stuff in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on October 17, 2013

Yes it is possible to perform with no strange tools at all. Before you start you need to have your product key (either a MAK or a KMS client key)

Step-by-Step

  • Start an elevated command or powershell prompt.
  • Execute “slmgr /dlv” to get information on the current status.

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  • Execute “dism /online /get-currentedition” to get the current edition, it should be an Evaledition

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  • Restart the server (it will reboot twice)
  • Done

/mike

6 Responses to “Nice to Know: How to change from Evaluation to the real stuff in Windows Server 2012 R2”

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  2. Paul said

    thx so much. I wanted to make sure my downloaded eval ver had good key & u spelled it out in plain command prompt.

  3. Thank you so much! This is so helpful! We needed to get the servers upgraded, and unfortunately had to wait a few weeks to purchase the licenses, so we installed the eval… Unfortunately, that lead to some issues with adding the license keys.

  4. dash1986 said

    rifan gracias!!

  5. Nuckalheads said

    Thanks for the great info. It all is still working!!!!

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