ASR Replication Appliance Activation

Robert Hedi 20 Reputation points
2023-12-04T15:19:12.8033333+00:00

I have deployed ASR Replication Appliance, and I intend to use it for a longer period, not sure for how long.

Appliance tells me that Windows is not Activated.

2023-12-04 15_51_50-windows activation – Google Suche – Mozilla Firefox

Do I really need to Activate Windows or I could ignore it ?

Is it really possible that I have to buy a license?

Thanks in Advance

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 41,716 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-12-06T14:24:02.1466667+00:00

    Hello @Robert Hedi Thank you for contacting us on Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to help!

    I see that you are trying to deploy ASR Replication Appliance and being greeted with a screen message that "Windows is not active". To resolve this issue, you need to update Windows license. Because the license provided with the OVF template is an evaluation license valid for 180 days. For uninterrupted usage, you must activate Windows with a procured license.

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    Doc reference: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/vmware-azure-manage-configuration-server#update-windows-license

    Hope this answers your question. Feel free to write back to us if you need further help!


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