Server 2019 Standard - Can't activate Server 2019 Standard Hyper-V, Error is: 0xC004FD03

XXVRover14 21 Reputation points
2022-10-13T22:25:12.15+00:00

I have a licensed version of Windows server 2019 Standard and I'm trying to activate a Hyper-V 2019 Standard VM. I had it working once, but there was a corruption and I had to delete the VM and create a new one. This new one doesn't seem to want to activate. Is there an issue with the fact I didn't "de-activate" the first VM before deleting it or is this something else.

I'm doing the slmgr /ipk <AVMA_key> and tried using my host 2019 Server Standard key and also tried the AVMA 2019 Standard key: TNK62-RXVTB-4P47B-2D623-4GF74 and I get the same error - 0xC004FD03.

I also tried both keys in the "Change Product key" section and I receive the same error.

Thanks,
Scott.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-17T18:35:21.893+00:00

    You could ask the seller's trained microsoft licensing specialist for assistance. You can also try this though I don't know if it will help for Server 2019
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/deployment/error-0xc004e002-during-activation

    Might also try a phone activation. From an elevated cmd.exe
    slui 4
    then follow the prompts

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-13T22:39:28.327+00:00

    In order to use an AVMA key the host must be DataCenter. Did you install with evaluation or licensed media? If the former, then conversion is necessary.

    Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula  
    

    using the same host product key.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-14T01:37:15.817+00:00

    Then try from an elevated cmd.exe
    slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    slmgr /ato

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