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  • Hi,

    I have a copy of windows server essentials 2012 r2 but have lost the activation key. Is there any other way to activate this to allow it to be reinstalled?

    Appreciate any advice.

    regards,

    Andy 

    Friday, October 28, 2016 7:44 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    You will need to have the key.

    You can activate Windows without reinstalling it.

    Here's a Blog article on that : https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/rgullick/2013/06/13/activating-windows-with-powershell/

    Regards,


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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    • Proposed as answer by Gilles Tremblay Friday, October 28, 2016 4:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:23 AM
    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:41 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    You will need to have the key.

    You can activate Windows without reinstalling it.

    Here's a Blog article on that : https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/rgullick/2013/06/13/activating-windows-with-powershell/

    Regards,


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

    Dont forget to mark as Answered if you found this post helpful.

    DISCLAIMER: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, and confers no rights. Always test before!

    • Proposed as answer by Gilles Tremblay Friday, October 28, 2016 4:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:23 AM
    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:41 AM
  • Hi Andy,

    If you lost the key, I suggest you contact the seller to see if they could find it back for you.

    Or, you could contact MS:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/Licensing/existing-customer/activation-centers.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Edited by Leo Han Monday, October 31, 2016 6:16 AM
    Monday, October 31, 2016 6:15 AM
  • Hi Andy,

    Are there any updates on the issue?

    You could mark the reply as answer if it is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:08 AM