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Cant Activate Server 2016 Datacenter VM RRS feed

  • Question

  • New to the virtualization game...

    1. Have a "box" running an Activated Server 2016 Datacenter with the Hyper-V roll 
    2. Created a VM running Server 2016 Datacenter (evaluation)
    3. Tried activating the VM using the elevated command prompt: slmgr /ipk <Server 2016 Datacenter AVMA Key>
    4. received Error: 0xC004F069 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069' to display the error text
    5. running the above gave the description: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product SKU is not found

    I am at a loss now on what step or process i am missing to activate

    thanks,


    Matthew Boron

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:11 PM

Answers

  • You can't go from evaluation directly to AVMA keys. The only path here would be to activate with a retail key, then switch it over to AVMA key. Bottom line is don't use evaluation media, better to use the retail media that came with your product key.

     

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

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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:27 PM