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Windows 2012 server with 2 vms

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Installed windows server on a Dell box. Installed fine and activated properly. Needed to run another copy and the license allowed for 2 vms. I installed hyper-v which went fine and then windows 2012 and it went smooth. Installed SQL express for small app in Virtualized window. Now the vm is saying it needs to be activated enter a code. I thought it used the host code according to the license. How does one activate the vm.
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It uses the same code, but does *not* automatically activate. You must still enter the code to trigger activation. Only the datacenter edition does automatic activation.
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I'm fairly certain that only the datacenter edition in 2012 R2 does the automatic activation - in 2012 (non-R2) it was manually entered across all editions.
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