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Licensing a Guest VM on Hyper V 2012 R2

Last Modified: 2016-08-04
Good Morning Experts,

I am having trouble licensing a new VM I created on our new Hyper V server.

We purchased 2012 R2 Datacenter so we could license all the guest VM's but how to activate them is confusing me.

I have done some research and came across this:
slmgr.vbs /ipk <AVMA_Client_Key>
I ran this with the appropriate code and it comes up with an error.  When I evaluate the error it says the code is wrong.

Am I suppose to license it with our DataCenter code or build a kms with our Datacenter code?

So confused, thank you for your help.

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