Windows Server 2012 Activation Issue


I have just upgraded from Windows Server 2012 Evaluation to Windows Server 2012 Standard.  I am trying to activate it but getting the following message: 0xC004F01F The Software Licensing Service determined that the license is invalid.

I upgraded using:  DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula

The upgrade appeared to work successfully.  DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition returns "ServerStandard"

This identical process just worked on another server.

Any thoughts?
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Diamond IT AdministratorSystems AdministratorCommented:
My first question would be, are you using the KMS or MAK type key to activate your license? I usually got this error when I mistakenly typed in the KMS key instead of the MAK key.
HeilandSAuthor Commented:
I am using the MAK key.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
One possible solution is to do an upgrade install using the proper media as long as this is not your only domain controller.

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