will the 2019 server essential license deactivate without internet?

Tanguy HAM 20 Reputation points


I plan to buy an OEM Windows 2019 server Essential.

But my server will be disconnect from Internet after the licence is activated.

Could you tell me if the licence will be disable in a few months?


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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP

    No, once you activate the product

    slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    slmgr /ato

    the activation is permanent regardless of internet connection.

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