How-to convert Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Windows Server 2019 Standard


Recently we have bough a new Dell PowerEdge R640 server for my current company, where we have got Windows 2019 Server ROK key.

Since I wanted to use as primary OS Proxmox VE and then virtualize everything I just installed on VM Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Standard on it.

After some test with our company software, I was ready to activate the Windows Licence Key on that machine. The Windows activation procedure via GUI cannot use that key, so from the terminal I have done this:

(of course in /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX you have to enter your ProductKey)

After hiting Y the VM machine with Windows Server 2019 Evaluation restarted and stared to clean up some settings:

Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Activation

And after the reboot and login into the Windows Server 2019 I’ve got this:

Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition

And the system has been activated also

Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition - activation window

And tha’t it 🙂

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