windows server for VM doesn't activation base on windows server Data Center 2012r2


  • Dears,
    I purchase 2 license windows server Data center R2 , and it's activation fine, but after I create VMs and install VMs, the VMs don't activate even I set the key manual the VMs doesn't activated?

    any support?
    thanks in advanced,
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:34 PM

All replies

  • Do the VMs have access to the internet?  Unless you are using a local KMS in your environment, the machines must be able to reach out to Microsoft to activate.  This is a requirement for either physical or virtual installations - nothing unique to the machines being virtual.


    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:05 PM
  • Dears,

    on wVM, windos activation I see the following message:

    windows is not activate!

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:32 PM
  • Please take a look to the MS-Technet about Automatic Virtual Machine Activation.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:58 PM
  • Correct.  Unless the VM has access to the Microsoft on the internet or access to your own internal KMS server, the machine will not activate.

    Or, as Guido suggests, look into Automatic Virtual Machine Activation.


    Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:48 PM