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windows server 2008 r2 180 days trial activating

i can't activate windows server 2008 r2 180 days trial after 2021. anyone have found a solution for this?
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It never was a supported move to convert 2008 evaluations to licensed. You'll need to use the licensed installation media that came with the product key purchase.

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i used the licensed installation media and trying to activate evaluation trial.

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DSPatrick answered Arondev-1409 commented

Then this one may help.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/deployment/error-0xc004e002-during-activation

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already tried that method. still not working

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DSPatrick answered

You can also start a case here with product support.
https://support.serviceshub.microsoft.com/supportforbusiness

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@Arondev-1409
Hi,
Since Windows Server 2008 R2 reached end of Extended Support 2020.
2008R2 is out of service. I suspect that there is no longer a way to get the activation for 180 days.
Since this is a technical forum and not a licensing one, if you need a definite answer you'd better contact a trained Microsoft licensing specialist regarding your licensing questions.

Please contact the Microsoft Activation Center.
Hope above information can help you.

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