Windows Server - Product Key Change

windows server Sep 23, 2020

If like me you decided to give Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Edition a try and then decided to buy a product key and need to switch editions on a live system then keep reading.

The easiest and simplest way to complete the switch to a Standard Edition Licence is to use Powershell and DISM.

Log into the Server and open PowerShell

type the following

DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula

It will then ask you to reboot by typing 'Y'

After a reboot, open Powershell again and run the following command

DISM /Online /Get-CurrentEdition

All done :)

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