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Cannot upgrade server 2012 essentials to Server 2012 standard RRS feed

  • Question

  • using dism :

    PS C:\Windows\system32> dism.exe /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:XXXXX-HF7PX-XXXXX-2XDPX-XXXXX /AcceptEula

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384


    Error: 0x8a010001

    The specified product key could not be validated.
    Check that the specified product key is valid and that it matches the target edition.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    PS C:\Windows\system32> DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Current edition is:

    Current Edition : ServerSolution

    The operation completed successfully.
    Bought new key from Ebuyer.com

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 6:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi Scotty,

    Many thanks for your prompt response. yes it is R2 I bought. So if I use a standard server key it should work, and then upgrade to R2. Perhaps someone need to explain to MS what an "upgrade" means. 

    • Marked as answer by newserver Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:21 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:39 PM

All replies

  • Hi there,

    Are you sure you purchased a key for 2012, and not for 2012R2.  Essentials will upgrade to the same version, and technically 2012 and 2012 R2 are separate versions.

    I would check this first,  and troubleshoot further from there. 

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 6:48 PM
  • Hi Scotty,

    Many thanks for your prompt response. yes it is R2 I bought. So if I use a standard server key it should work, and then upgrade to R2. Perhaps someone need to explain to MS what an "upgrade" means. 

    • Marked as answer by newserver Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:21 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:39 PM
  • Hi,

    Glad the issue was solved by yourself.

    I think it should be an in-place license transition, transitioning from Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Windows Server 2012 Standard.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj247582.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    dism /online /set-edition:ServerStandard /accepteula /productkey:Product Key

    Product Key is the product key for your copy of Windows Server 2012 Standard.

    Regards.


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    Friday, April 10, 2015 6:56 AM