Windows 2012 Activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm working on a server 2012 installation that seems it has not been activated since 2015. I have a valid product key however every time i try to activate with this key it gives me this error.


    It will not take any key I try to use. 

    Monday, August 19, 2019 8:51 PM

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  • Might try;

    the error itself may indicate other problems.


     if windows was not activated then it generally would shutdown every hour once the evaluation period expired.



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

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    Monday, August 19, 2019 9:09 PM
  • Hi,

    I recommend using Windows server 2012 system image for system repair.

    Then try to activate it again.

    Also what's the type of product key you are using? OEM, retail or VL?


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    Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 AM