What's my Server 2019 TP Activation Code? RRS feed

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  • Hello, I just installed Windows Server 2019 Technical Preview Datacenter with Desktop Experience. During set up (on VMware) I left the activation key blank. I finished installing and went to change the background/colors and it says it is not activated. So, does anyone know what activation code I should use for my Technical Preview?
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:26 PM


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  • Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17623

    Datacenter Edition  6XBNX-4JQGW-QX6QG-74P76-72V67
    Standard Edition  MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH

    • Marked as answer by NetHunter321 Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:07 PM
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:21 PM
  • It worked. Thanks
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:07 PM
  • These keys does not work for the newest build 1803 (OS Build 17666.1000) LTSC

    But it seems, that I do not need them till this preview expires (December 2019) or do I?

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:06 AM
  • Key worked for me, can you check you entered it correct. Also still listed in;

    Announcing Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17666

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:19 PM
  • Hi, I'm back after 2-3 months. I have a question...Does the above Code work forever? Like a Technical Preview and not an Evaluation? Server 2019 is telling me I need to move to a new Build and that my Code runs out 7/2/2018 (2 days ago.) There's no new builds in Windows Update. It still says Windows is Activated in Settings. Anyone? I'll check back. Thanks
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 4:02 AM
  • Me again...I downloaded the newest LTSC build 17692 and installed it. I noticed I was a few Builds behind. I think that was the problem. I activated with the same Code as above. It worked. Hopefully I won't see the error and I can continue to update through Windows. Does that work forever (or at least until Server 2019 releases?) I always had a problem with my first Server 2019 not being able to connect my Microsoft Account. I would enter it in Settings and it would say "Oops It's our fault" and I never got the account and it's insider account on. Maybe that was the problem too. Actually, I am having problems adding my Microsoft Account now. It pops up in settings but closes before I can change anything. I'll play with it and reboot. Hopefully it'll work. Is 17692 the newest version? It doesn't have any new ones in Update. I'll check back later.
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 5:58 AM
  • Windows Insider Program

    The above link is post for the general Insider program, but does include Server 2019. 17692 is latest 2019 at this time.

    I was unable to add an MS account (although Defender does prompt), so hmm be interesting if that starts or worked or is dropped from Server 2019.

    Thursday, July 5, 2018 5:04 PM
  • Worked for build 17744, Standard Edition.
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 6:22 PM
  • Std Key worked for Preview Build 17744, but only on a fresh install.

    Upgrading from the prior release, and then applying the key didn't take (I know a fresh install is recommended)

    Monday, September 17, 2018 9:00 PM