I have an Evaluation Version of Windows Server 2012 up and running in a production environment and I need to convert it to a regular version. I have purchased an open license from Microsoft and have followed the following steps.
1. The Eval. version was a domain controller and the articale http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574204.aspx
If the server is a domain controller, you cannot convert it to a retail version. In this case, install an additional domain controller on a server that runs a retail version and remove AD DS from the domain controller that runs on the evaluation version. For more information, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994618.aspx
2. I installed a second server 2012 (Full OEM version) on the domain and promoted it to AD DS (domain controller).
3. I demoted the Eval server from an AD DS so the eval server is no longer a domain controller.
4. I tried to convert the eval server to the Open License full version of 2012 server with the following.
C:\Windows\system32>DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Current edition is:
Current Edition : ServerStandardEval
The operation completed successfully.
C:\Windows\system32>DISM /online /Set-Edition:<ServerStanda
The system cannot find the file specified.
My problem is the error: The system cannot find the file specified.
Any help would be appreciated.