Can I activate of Windows Server 2016 License to Windows Server 2019 ?

Pyae Sone Oo 20 Reputation points
2024-03-15T14:58:31.0566667+00:00

Now I am using the evaluation version of Windows Server 2016 and I want to license this server. I have the standard license of Windows Server 2019. I want to know if this license key can be deployed on the evaluation version of Windows Server 2016.

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  1. Olaf Helper 40,656 Reputation points
    2024-03-15T19:28:01.4133333+00:00

    A product key is bound to the product version; with a 2019 key you can not install or activate a different version.

    Upgrade installation of a Evaluation Edition is also not supported.

    You have to perform a complete new installation.

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  1. Thameur-BOURBITA 32,496 Reputation points
    2024-03-15T15:12:43.26+00:00

    Hi @Pyae Sone Oo

    Unfortunately it's not possible. You have to upgrade your Operating system to windows 2019 to be able to use this licence.


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