Upgrade server 2019 essentials to 2019 standard

Admon Xtratic 21 Reputation points
2020-11-30T11:05:23.713+00:00

Is it possible to update windows server 2019 essentials to server 2019 standard? If so, do you have to buy a standard license or is there some type of upgrade license?
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Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Leon Laude 85,651 Reputation points
    2020-11-30T11:39:17.797+00:00

    Hi @Admon Xtratic ,

    You can convert Windows Server 2019 Essentials (retail) to Windows Server 2019 Standard (retail), you will need to purchase a Windows Server 2019 Standard license.

    More information about the license conversion can be found on the link below:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/installation-and-upgrade#license-conversion-1

    (Same applies to Windows Server 2019)

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    Best regards,
    Leon

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  1. Network Administrator 1 Reputation point
    2021-02-07T15:44:56.52+00:00

    Hello
    I Already Purchased and tried With This Command and Got That Error.

    PS C:\Users\administrator.*****> dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:*****-*****-*****-*****-***** /AcceptEula

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.17763.1697

    Image Version: 10.0.17763.1728

    Error: 1168

    The specified product key could not be validated.
    Check that the specified product key is valid and that it matches the target edition.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    PS C:\Users\administrator.*****>


  2. Bc. Stanislav Bilík 6 Reputation points
    2021-09-29T08:28:06.177+00:00

    Hi, I need upgrade Windows Server 2019 Essential to Standard and I find your recipe. When I was try, a problem has occurred with command dism.

    dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:---- /AcceptEula

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.17763.1697

    Image Version: 10.0.17763.2114

    Error: 87

    The set-edition option is unknown.
    For more information, refer to the help by running DISM.exe /?.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    any help please ?