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Friday, May 08, 2015

How to change from Evaluation to the real stuff in Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes it is possible to perform with no strange tools at all. Before you start you need to have your product key (either a MAK or a KMS client key)

Step-by-Step

  • Start an elevated command or powershell prompt.
  • Execute “slmgr /dlv” to get information on the current status.
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  • Execute “dism /online /get-currentedition” to get the current edition, it should be an Evaledition
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  • Restart the server (it will reboot twice)
  • Done

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