Can i use the Windows Server 2012 R2 license for the Windows 2016?

Ernie Jun Valledor 0 Reputation points
2023-08-02T07:00:36.8266667+00:00

Good Day Everyone

Since Windows Server 2012 R2 is already reaching its end of life, I would like to ask if it is possible to use the Windows Server 2012 R2 Licenses details to a Windows 2016 when I upgrade the server.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2023-08-02T13:23:03.34+00:00

    No, that would not work. Server 2016 is a different product SKU that requires a Server 2016 product key in order to activate.

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