WinServer2022 Activation

Fabian Arndt 21 Reputation points


after the windows server 2022 Started to shutdown I realised I "forgot" to Activate it.

So I tried and there is an Error 50 which I cant get rid of, which follows after most of the default activation runs successfully. So I might haven't forgotten It but ignored the error after the xx activation while rolling out the licence keys.

So Winserver 2022 ServerStandardEvalCor

I wanted To Upgrade to ServerStandardCor but only ServerDatacenterCor is available.

That is our migrated main DC we moved from 2012R2.

How do I get it activated?

best regards


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Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    Converting an evaluation to full after domain controller promotion is not supported. Also converting an evaluation core install to full (last time I checked) seems to be impossible to do. The reseller should provide access to licensed install media where you could stand up a new one for replacement.

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  1. Fabian Arndt 21 Reputation points

    Thank you, tats unfortunate. So I'll have to reinstall it