Windows activation fails with the right key


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    One Virtual Server when migrated to other host (Hyper-v) using offline migration ( Export ) Seems to lose the key and when i change the product key I get this error that windows activation failed. I got the key from our portal for microsoft.

    I have seen this with a couple of servers now.

    • Edited by BeingMeraj Monday, February 27, 2017 5:10 AM
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:41 AM

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  • Hi Folks,

    I have seen this a couple of times now. one of the servers got the key when it was rebooted. 

    has anyone seen this. 

    Regards ,


    Where did you get the key? The license provider should have a trained licensing specialist to help you determine if the key matches the product you're installing. or also contact microsoft for help.




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

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    Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:36 PM