Converting Windows Server 2012 Evaluation to a FULL Licensed Version

I came across a client the other day who had began implementing a new domain about 6 months ago with with 4 Hosts Windows Server 2012 Data Center Edition 2 XEON PROCS, with 12 Cores 24 Threads, 256GB RAM, along with 32TB Sata3 6GB Drives Internally RAID5, and 2 Internal Disks 1TB RAID0. However, they had used the Windows Server 2012 Data Center Evaluation Edition and were somewhat stuck.

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What I found through friends and Google was though you couldn’t just add the Datacenter Edition Key using the GUI and we were unable to find a solution to resolve a group of Servers  that hosted the AD-DS Feature,

1. DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

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The GUI doesn’t not work For Converting from Evaluation to FULL License

 

Make note of the Current Edition : In our case since we know its Data Center Edition the Current Edition : ServerDatacenter

 

Now that we know the Current Edition ID, its simple to run the next command

2. DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:1234-5678-9876-5432-1234 /AcceptEula

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Note: Obviously you will need to use your own product Key as the one I have provided will not work.

Once you modify the PID to use your own licensed version. You will notice that the process will update components, then Install PID, Remove the Evaluation Components and ask you to reboot..

Once the server has rebooted, the bottom of your screen will no longer have the Evaluation Count Down

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Telerik’s Svetozar Georgiev 2013: A Truly Special Year

 

 

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The Telerik team rarely looks back. We instead focus ourselves on delivering exciting innovations for the future, which we truthfully find more interesting.

However, 2013 has been a truly special year. It is by far the most evolutionary and transformational in Telerik’s history. Besides the traditional roll out of new products like Application Analytics, Backend as a Service, and tons of features across the different product lines, we launched the "Telerik 3.0" project. This has been a massive effort to prepare the company for the next level of our evolution. An evolution of our product offering, an evolution of our organization, and an evolution of our service level. I can’t reveal more details at this moment as I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but look for exciting news in early 2014.

"Why evolve?" you might ask. Well, we all live in a dynamic and fascinating, yet challenging time. Our work—and your work as developers—has never been more complex and exciting. New platforms and devices pop-up every day. Technology giants jostle for supremacy seemingly every month. So what’s ahead for us?

The future is mobile, they say, but not only mobile. The Native vs. Hybrid dispute is becoming less and less relevant. Your new phone is more powerful than your old laptop. In order to tackle these new realities and stay relevant, you need to learn and use more technologies. You need to pick the right strategy for your applications since the "one-size-fits-all" approach no longer works.

But whatever your strategy is, Telerik will be there for you with tools and solutions to help you envision, build, test and deliver amazing applications across all platforms and devices.

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