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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Could you please tell me how I can activate Windows Nano Server 2016 ?

    When I use the line below to check status I only get the current Windows Version:

    Start-Process cmd.exe

    cmd.exe slmgr.vbs /dli

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:53 AM

Answers

  • Hi all -

    Nano Server does not require activation or use product keys, it does require Software Assurance to be licensed. Software Inventory Logging (SIL) can be used to inventory installations of Nano Server, more info is here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn268301(v=ws.11).aspx

    • Marked as answer by Simon201 Monday, October 31, 2016 5:18 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:52 PM

All replies

  • I am trying to figure the same thing out.  There is no vb script in nano server so slmgr isnt going to work.

    Bob

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:27 PM
  • I suspect you're looking for the PS cmdlet "Set-WindowsProductKey"

    That said, I don't have a Nano server key on hand to test it with.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:54 PM
  • Thanks but this is not the correct command for a running server.

    The set-windowsproductkey Is for offline Nano Server Image.


    Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:14 AM
  • Also running into this issue.

    Not finding any documentation on how to activate Windows Nano Server 2016.

    For that matter, I'm not able to find a method for determining it's current activation state.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:37 PM
  • Hi all -

    Nano Server does not require activation or use product keys, it does require Software Assurance to be licensed. Software Inventory Logging (SIL) can be used to inventory installations of Nano Server, more info is here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn268301(v=ws.11).aspx

    • Marked as answer by Simon201 Monday, October 31, 2016 5:18 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:52 PM
  • Hi, How to activate (Guest) virtual Windows Server 2016 DataCenter, in Host Windows Nano Server 2016 DataCenter…?! If not supported, does this mean I have to active each VM, which well decrease the number VL that I bought…?! TIA
    • Edited by HSC-TSA Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:23 PM
    Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:02 PM
  • I would also like to know about activating the guest VM's license...  
    Friday, February 17, 2017 4:46 PM