Can i use Window Server 2022 Standard license key for 1 host server plus the 2 vm within?

Andy Chua 0 Reputation points
2023-05-13T07:10:43.0333333+00:00

Hi all,

Appreciate if anyone can help with the above question. I am using the same license key for the host server and 2 VM but one of the vm shows the Window server 2022 not activated.

Below are the specs for current server:

PowerEdge T350, intel xeon E-2334, 1 processor, 4 cores, Window server 2022 standard 16 core.

Thank you guys

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  1. Dave Patrick 350.9K Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-13T12:59:13.6633333+00:00

    What channel is the product key? (OEM, retail, volume) Might try as a workaround using a kms key as intermediary step.

    Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:VDYBN-27WPP-V4HQT-9VMD4-VMK7H /AcceptEula
    

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/kmsclientkeys#windows-server-ltscltsb-versions

    then if successful use your own product key below after reboot

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

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