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MAK for Windows server 2016

    Question

  • I am creating a Guest profile for Window server 2016 so that i can use it while creating my templates or VMs.

    In my subscription keys, for Windows server 2016 , the typ of Key i have is "Retail".

    Can I use that key to create my Guest profile.

    Will it be a problem as the same profile will be used by all and it is not a multiple activation key?

    Appreciate some suggestions.

    Regards,

    Aditya


    Aditya

    Tuesday, January 03, 2017 8:13 AM

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  • Hello Aditya,

    You can create Guest profile for Windows server 2016 with MAK key. 

    However, if the MAK key is not a multiple activation key,  such as only supporting activation once, then, you may deploy the first VM from template successfully, but may experience with errors during deploying the second VM.

    I would recommend to leave the product key as blank in Guest profile, and enter the product key in the Windows system  after the VM is deployed.


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    Andy Liu

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    Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:33 AM
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    Andy Liu

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    Friday, January 13, 2017 5:23 AM