Basically, its telling me that it doesn't like the license code. If you are having issues with activating your installation, here is an alternative solution: 1. Generally, Windows server product key is on your computer or stored with Windows 2012 product manual. I tested it on a windows 7 sp1 machine, a windows server 2012 datacenter and a windows server 2008 r2 standard and got the same product key on all machines when i ran the script. Thanks for any advice you can give… srinivasa June 3, 2013 at 3:51 am Steve I just stumbled upon your site, while looking for a routine to delete empty folders — then found this post. This can be done by directly calling the cscript.
But again, it doesn't matter what product key you use as long as the total licenses in use doesn't exceed the number of licenses your company owns. One more thing…Subscribe to my newsletter and get 11 free network administrator tools, plus a 30 page user guide so you can get the most out of them. How to Find Windows Server 2012 Product Key If Lost It November 7, 2013 Blue King , Are you looking for a product key finder to for Windows server 2012 re-installation? Get product keys of local and remote systems This is an updated version of the Get-ProductKey function that was featured on PowerShell. There is some documentation on this on google but they did not work. I was having some issues with the above solution so hopefully the below directions will help some other poor soul out there at some point. Now I get the error below when attempting to do so. Put the disk into the locked computer and boot to it.Next
Ryan is an end-user computing specialist with a great passion for virtualization. The subject matter, according to your title, is using PowerShell to change a product key. Steve Wiseman November 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm It has trouble with 64 bit windows…since it windows has a feature called registry redirection. Go to and download the Power Shell script and run it on your environment to find out the product key. Belarc is one popular example.Next
Article names can be easily questioned and its the authors right to name their posts. If you wanted to change the product key in previous versions there simply was a button for that with the activation wizard. I found a tool that you download on another computer and burn to a disk. I was getting the same product key returned on windows server 2012 standard x64 and windows 7 pro x64. With other user's input and I was able to put together the complete steps. The reason you can't activate it is because you are not connected to the internet.
Like many of the utilities you release, Nir Sofer releases crazy good stuff. Putting it behind the email prevents this. Net framework, something native to powershell. Cannot index into a null array. To run the script, logon with an user account with administrator rights, and open an. More operational details, please refer to.Next
Robert7193 Aug 17, 2015 at 9:07am I ran across some different directions when activating a 2012 R2. I hope this provides closure, Best Regards, Prior to upgrading to Windows 8. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Is this something that is even possible on 2012r2? The following passage will introduce it in details. Edge Out The Competition for your dream job with proven skills and certifications.
As you can see the current edition is Datacenter Evaluation. Obviously there is a license key on the farm since we are using it. I do not seem to be able to find the product keys that were used for the installs though. I have full access to the entire domain as a domain admin. I was wondering if you knew of a way to get a windows product key from a script.Next
Step 4: Activate Windows you will probably have popups already during this process Or run the following command directly at an elevated command prompt: Cscript. Here is for anyone who try activate over phone on machine that has no internect connection. . For people like me that know zilch about programming, can anyone here tell me how to make this script work? Or if you have installed it on your computer, it is located in the registry but is encrypted. We had to do something…the autobot scrapers were killing our bandwidth. This is copied from a daily email I get from powershell. Of course replace the xyzyx-xyzyx with your own real key.Next
Alain September 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm Just a question, does this script work on all versions of windows? I was hoping to avoid digging into slmgr. I believe you would be looking for something along the lines of the following:. Of course you could do that but only if your company hasn't used the license on another server or upgraded on the basis of that license. In this way you can activate Windows Server Evaluation edition to full retail edition. For Sql Server 2012 you need to replace two lines of code. You can also view to which target edition you can upgrade.Next
Their purpose is to do with the showing of advertising units on this website. I am on a SharePoint 2010 system that uses powershell v2. In that case, you need to run the 64 bit version of cscript. Windows server 2012 product key is encrypted and stored in windows registry, so what you need to do is to find a product key finder and use it to retrieve the product key from registry. Unfortantly this is something i havent come across, have you tryed the below.Next