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Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard License using DISM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can I convert my license my Window Server 2008 R2 Standard License to Enterprise using my Windows server 2012 R2 Standard license key and DISM. I have tried calling activation center 6 times with no luck in finding anyone who can understand what I am trying to do and put me through to the correct person to provide a conversion license to "downgrade" from Server 2012 R2 standard to Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Friday, October 16, 2015 8:42 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    It is not possible to activate Windows 2008 R2 using Windows 2012 R2 key. The key will not be working. You need to contact Microsoft activation center once again and request the valid key suitable to downgraded Windows system.


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    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 10:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 3:05 PM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 8:54 AM
  • Hi

     For downgrade rights you can check this article,(also you can downgrade server 2012 r2 standard to server 2008 r2 enterprise)

    http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=zG5mN4Nr4fJ

    But you need to use server 2008 r2 media with your purcahed licence key,on article mentioned if the activation fails,you should call activation Support.


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 10:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 3:06 PM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 8:57 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    It is not possible to activate Windows 2008 R2 using Windows 2012 R2 key. The key will not be working. You need to contact Microsoft activation center once again and request the valid key suitable to downgraded Windows system.


    My LinkedIn profile

    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 10:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 3:05 PM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 8:54 AM
  • Hi

     For downgrade rights you can check this article,(also you can downgrade server 2012 r2 standard to server 2008 r2 enterprise)

    http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=zG5mN4Nr4fJ

    But you need to use server 2008 r2 media with your purcahed licence key,on article mentioned if the activation fails,you should call activation Support.


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 10:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Monday, November 9, 2015 3:06 PM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 8:57 AM