I've been unable to locate a forum specific to activation issues with Windows 2008 R2. So you first have to change your product key. How to activate your Windows 10: 2- Online activation: You can enable the Windows 10 license during installation when the screen below appears. I'm having trouble with Windows activation on several Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. Let me know what you find, Sven, Have you entered your product key yet? With Windows Server 2008, I can see the same option to register using this service, but it is greyed out: Google pointed me to people experiencing this issue but the only workarounds I saw where to use the internet not an option for me. We've seen in previous articles.
It worked and activated Office 2016 and Windows 10. So if you now try the phone activation wizard again, it will work. Samisun wrote: Is there anyway to legally use a P2V machine in a virtual environment then? I want to do the phone activation, but I do not get the phone numbers list only a link to the help file , and I do not get the phone activation screen with the fields for manual input. Noel Paton Nil Carborundum Illegitemi No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors. Thanks Hi, As for the activation of Windows server 2008, please refer to: Microsoft Activation Centers Also, you can call 1-800-426-9400 select option 4 , Monday through Friday, 6:00 A. In the Product Activation Wizard, follow these steps: 1- Click on Call the Microsoft Activation Center 2- Click the drop-down menu, select the location closest to you, and then click Next. Issue this command and it will start the activation client in phone activation mode.
Again complete the fields and click Next. I get the following error: Error: 0xC004F050 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid. We will install licenses in just a moment. I tried many other solutions to get this done for free as I used to 6 months ago. If I do, will that reset my activation count? Is there a way around this problem? In Windows Explorer, right click on My Computer, choose properties.
In notepad it will be broken out into the 9x6 groups and easier to read. Server 2008 activation does not work with proxy servers that support only basic authentication, so phone activation is my only approach. Assuming you've entered your product key, you can manually run the Windows Activation Client from the command prompt. First, activation via Internet and second, activation by phone. I looked for a number on the web but found only the volume license activation numbers.
In other words, I own a bunch of licenses that I can't activate. I have installed an instance of Win Server 2008 R2 on a Virtual machine. Re-imaging and therefore re-activating these public machines is a frequent occurrence. This is needed if the License server is in a secure environment where a connection to the internet is not possible. Now, to install licenses on the server just right-click its name and choose Install Licenses. As such Quick Tips have not been reviewed, validated or approved by Dell and should be used with appropriate caution.
In my installations of Windows Server 2008, I typically am given 3 days before automatic activation. Click Finish to close the wizard. This article explains how you can activate it by phone. I have a standard license. The error code 0xC004F00F implies that the hardware that Windows is seeing has significantly changed since the original activation.
Clear the Start Install Licenses Wizard now because I want you to see the server being activated. Verify that you are activated using slmgr. This is a 8×6 number Groups A B C D E F G H xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx Type it into your notepad with no dashes so you can paste it into the next step 6. For example when you install Windows 8 or 8. I rearmed Windows 8 days ago. For each Windows editions, this key is unique.
I say again, I don't have an internet connection so I can not do the online activate. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search. . If you are building a secure computer, then the best approach is to never connect it to the internet. Best regards, Matt If you lower your Internet Explorer Security settings and then run the command again, you'll be able to select all locations.
After the Microsoft Clearinghouse is contacted you will need to complete some fields before you can continue. Simply type the Windows license key that contains 25 characters to activate your product online. From the drop-down box choose the type of license you own and click Next. All these keys are taken from the official Microsoft site, where they are publicly available. If you have a Retail serial number just type it in the License Code boxes and click the Add button; but if you have an agreement like me, just type the agreement number and click Next. To start the Windows Activation Wizard, click Start, click Run, type slui.
There should still be the little key in the bottom right corner. Unfortunately, its not as pretty as it used to be. After Windows Server 2008 Core Edition is installed do the following at a cmd prompt 1. I suggest you try and see if this app is working for you guys. Find additional articles Watch for Enterprise products Visit and ask for support in our Create an online support Quick Tips content is self-published by the Dell Support Professionals who resolve issues daily. Does anyone know how to enable this option? To replace an existing product key, run the command prompt as administrator on the computer you are want to activate and type: slmgr.