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Converting Windows Server 2012 Evaluataion to a FULL Licensed Version

I came across a client the other day who had began implementing a new domain about 6 months ago with with 4 Hosts Windows Server 2012 Data Center Edition 2 XEON PROCS, with 12 Cores 24 Threads, 256GB RAM, along with 32TB Sata3 6GB Drives Internally RAID5, and 2 Internal Disks 1TB RAID0. However, they had used the Windows Server 2012 Data Center Evaluation Edition and were somewhat stuck.

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What I found through friends and Google was though you couldn’t just add the Datacenter Edition Key using the GUI and we were unable to find a solution to resolve a group of Servers  that hosted the AD-DS Feature,

1. DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

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The GUI doesn’t not work For Converting from Evaluation to FULL License

 

Make note of the Current Edition : In our case since we know its Data Center Edition the Current Edition : ServerDatacenter

 

Now that we know the Current Edition ID, its simple to run the next command

2. DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:1234-5678-9876-5432-1234 /AcceptEula

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Note: Obviously you will need to use your own product Key as the one I have provided will not work.

Once you modify the PID to use your own licensed version. You will notice that the process will update components, then Install PID, Remove the Evaluation Components and ask you to reboot..

Once the server has rebooted, the bottom of your screen will no longer have the Evaluation Count Down

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