Windows Server 2016 Standar license lossing

saúl vazquez 60 Reputation points

Hello, I have Windows Server 2016 Standar ROK (16 core) - MultiLnag in my Physical Server (host)

this Server is Activated Ok. But I create a Virtual Machine with Hyper -v. I want to activate my VM, but I can't because I lose my Product Key.

Is there a way to activate my virtual machine?

Is there a way to get my Product key from the physical server?

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Anonymous

    Might try;

    wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

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  1. Vahid Ghafarpour 20,480 Reputation points

    Retrieving the product key from the physical server depends on the method used for activation and the specific circumstances. Here are some options you can try:

    1. Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA): If your physical server running Windows Server 2016 Standard ROK (16 core) is properly activated, you can use Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) to activate your virtual machines automatically. AVMA uses a special key installed on the host server, and the VMs activate against that key. To use AVMA, you must ensure that the VM's operating system edition matches the host's edition. For example, if the host is Windows Server 2016 Standard, the VM should also be Windows Server 2016 Standard. AVMA is particularly useful when you have Datacenter Edition licenses for your hosts.
    2. Retrieve product key from the physical server: If you have misplaced or lost it, you can try retrieving it from the physical server using third-party tools or PowerShell scripts. Several tools are available online that can scan your system and retrieve the product key from the Windows registry. Additionally, you can try using PowerShell scripts to extract the product key from the BIOS or registry. However, please note that using third-party tools or scripts carries some risks, so be cautious and ensure you're using reputable sources.

    If the above options don't work, you can contact Microsoft Support for assistance. Provide them with the necessary details, such as proof of ownership and any other relevant information, and they may be able to help you retrieve or activate your product key.

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