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2012 r2 Trial to Licsece on an AD Server!

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I have a 2012 server that is my domain contoller. it is running 2012r2 trial. I have the license and want to upgrade it to the real version since i only have 30 days left on the trial.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Cannot be done, as documented here:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh994618.aspx

There is a *specific* paragraph about changing from eval to retail not being supported with a DC.
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by:christopher tracy
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thanks I read that article. I know that there are some work a rounds to some of these issues if Microsoft wants to help.
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Because of what ADDS does with local services, there are no workarounds in this situation. You install a new licensed DC and let it replicate then retire the eval. Full stopm
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