Server 2012 Evaluation Activation
Posted on 2013-01-04
I have installed Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation on a new server and I am having a problem activating it. I had to get the server up and running so that is why I downloaded the evaluation version from Technet. I purchased an OEM version of Windows Servers 2012 STD 2 CPU/VM for OEM Software. When I try to activate using the key that I have I get the following.
The product key you have entered will not work with this edition of windows server 2012.
You must either run windows server 2012 setup or enter a windows server 2012 standard evaluation product key
When I try to use slmgr /ipk product key I get the following error.
Error: 0xC004F069 on a computer running Microsoftwindows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004f069' to display the error text
The problem that I have right now is that I removed the evaluation product key from my server and the server is rebooting ever two hours or so.
I used the slmgr.vbs /upk to remove the product key.
I do not know if I need to purchase a different key (retail or Open License) to get the evaluation version to work.
Thanks for the help in advanced.