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  • Question

  • Simply trying to activate my Windows Server 2019.

    Just purchased on Open License, downloaded ISO from https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter.

    Installed server - didn't run into any problems until I copied the product key from the service center and tried to "change the product key" on the Activation window.  Talked to the reseller and to Microsoft who have both validated the key.

    Now they want additional dollars to get their product to activate - frustrating.

    Any ideas?  Is the ISO corrupted?  Is there something missing from the machine?

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:06 PM

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  • Might also try;

    slmgr.vbs /ipk #####-#####-#####-#####-#####

    slmgr.vbs /ato

     

     



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

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:12 PM
  • Dave,

    That did the trick.  Thanks

    Steve

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:29 PM
  • Good news, you're welcome.

     

    (please don't forget to mark helpful replies as answer)

     

     



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

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:18 PM
  • Thanks, It is working!!!
    Monday, December 10, 2018 7:02 AM