How to activate a Windows Server 2012 R2 key?

1 min. readlast update: 03.14.2024

Redeeming a Windows Server 2012 R2 key is really simple, just follow these steps:

  1. Download Windows Server HERE,
  2. Change Evaluation to Regular.
  • For Windows Server Datacenter, please use the following command:
    DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEULA 
  • For Windows Server Standard / Essentials, use this command:
    DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEULA 

3. Pproceed with activation.

The key is not working

If you have activated the key according to the guide but the code appears not to work, please check what type of error message you receive and depending on it follow the appropriate instructions:

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