?
Solved

Windows 2012 server with 2 vms

Posted on 2014-01-28
2
Medium Priority
?
341 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Peterson50
2 Comments
 
LVL 60

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 1000 total points
ID: 39816675
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.
0
 
LVL 97

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
ID: 39816831
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.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
Suggested Courses

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question