Not sure on why I am having this issue as I wanted to setup a server through TechNet first and get it up and running while we were purchasing the license. When I went into the activation center I received this message from the server
The product key you have entered will not work with this edition of Windows Server 2012.
you must either run Windows server 2012 setup or enter a windows server 2012 standard Eval product key.
My problem is that a programmer completed his project on this server and its ready for product. I went onto the knowledge base and found this.
- Read the license terms.
- From an elevated command prompt, determine the current edition name with the command DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition. Make note of the edition ID, an abbreviated form of the edition name. Then runDISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition ID> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula, providing the edition ID and a retail product key. The server will restart twice.
When I get the info it show me
PS C:\Windows\system32> dism /Online /Get-CurrentEdition
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Current edition is:
Current Edition : ServerStandardEval
The operation completed successfully.
Should I complete the instruction and will this work. I can't make a mistake as I need to put this into product.
No you are wondering why didn't I just purchase a copy. Where I work the process is to slow. We wanted to get a jump on it.