Managing Win 2012 license keys

Ben Conner
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Hi,

I have a few Windows 2012 servers and need to add another.  Unfortunately I don't recall which license keys I used going to which servers.  I don't want to assign a duplicate.  I 'm assuming there is a way to manage this?  What do I look at?

Thanks!

--Ben
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yes, magical jelly bean tool will list the CD key

If you are using a Volume License ... buy another and use the same...
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Wow.  Way cool.  Thanks much, Arnold!

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Built into Any Windows installation is slmgr  (license manager).  The command below will return 5 characters of the key, I think it is last 5.
May be helpful someday without having to install 3rd party

slmgr  /dli
/dlv  give additional licensing information
/?  gives all options
Run from a command line and wait a few seconds for a widow to pop up with results.
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That works too.  I'm going to stuff this info into an Excel spreadsheet so I don't get lost in the future.  Thanks!

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