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Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, is it KMS-activation only?

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I just installed our very first Windows 2012 Datacenter and, when I go to Control Panel -> System -> Activation, I do not see the "Activate Windows" (or so) link.  I had to activate via the slmgr.vbs /ipk <MultipleActivationKey> CMD.

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Eddie-Lopez earned 200 total points
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Hi,

No, you also have the MAK option (that's how I'm currently activating my WS2012 installations).


Go to Server Manager and select "Local Server" from the left pane. At the bottom right of the Properties window you'll see "Product ID", if you click on the link at its right (it shoud say "not activated" or something similar) it will show you an activation wizard where you can enter your product key.

Hope this help you out,

Eddie
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Awesome.  That worked.  Still getting used to this interface...
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