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Using DISM to convert Server 2016 Evaluation License to a normal License

Scenario

We have a copy of server 2016 installed on an evaluation license and we want to license it with our company license. Datacenter edition of Server 2016 is required to do this conversion.

Solution

We can use the Automatic Virtual Machine Activation keys to convert the license. We use DISM to convert the license like this:

dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandardCor /ProductKey:C3RCX-M6NRP-6CXC9-TW2F2-4RHYD /AcceptEula

See More on Automatic Virtual Machine Activation https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn303421(v=ws.11).aspx

The following AVMA keys can be used for Windows Server 2012 R2.

EditionAVMA key
DatacenterY4TGP-NPTV9-HTC2H-7MGQ3-DV4TW
StandardDBGBW-NPF86-BJVTX-K3WKJ-MTB6V
EssentialsK2XGM-NMBT3-2R6Q8-WF2FK-P36R2

The following AVMA keys can be used for Windows Server 2016.

EditionAVMA key
DatacenterTMJ3Y-NTRTM-FJYXT-T22BY-CWG3J
StandardC3RCX-M6NRP-6CXC9-TW2F2-4RHYD
EssentialsB4YNW-62DX9-W8V6M-82649-MHBKQ

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