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Downgrade server 2016 from datacenter to standard RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to downgrade an installation of Windows server 2016 datacenter to standard edition?
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:20 PM

Answers

  • You'll have to reinstall it. Converting from datacenter to standard is not possible.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by adr1an5 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:26 PM
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:39 PM

All replies

  • You'll have to reinstall it. Converting from datacenter to standard is not possible.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by adr1an5 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:26 PM
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:39 PM
  • Thanks Dave.

    FYI - I attempted this workaround and it worked! I'm sure its not supported so proceed at your own risk.

    http://activedirectoryfaq.com/2015/09/downgrade-windows-server-2012-licenses/

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:03 PM
  • Agreed, an unsupported method.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:20 PM
  • How does this affect licensing for new vm deployments?
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:51 AM