Upgrade 2012 Foundation

Posted on 2014-12-04
Last Modified: 2015-01-07

I have a client that has a Windows Foundation 2012 Server and we need to upgrade them to Windows Standard 2012.

I have been told by the supplier that the upgrade can be done without a complete re-install, they mentioned it can be upgraded by running 2 command lines?

Any ideas?

Question by:ryank85
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Thanks Lee

So by running this command line online it will upgrade the server to Standard, hope it's as easy as that as I don't fancy adding the machines to the domain again

DISM /Online /Set Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx


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ryank85 earned 0 total points
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In the end we re installed the OS from scratch.


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issue not resolve, other means of a solutions

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