windows server 2008 r2 180 days trial activating

Arondev 1 Reputation point
2021-03-31T07:29:27.677+00:00

i can't activate windows server 2008 r2 180 days trial after 2021. anyone have found a solution for this?
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  1. Dave Patrick 330.9K Reputation points
    2021-03-31T13:18:51.653+00:00

    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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  2. Dave Patrick 330.9K Reputation points
    2021-03-31T18:08:14.857+00:00

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

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  3. Dave Patrick 330.9K Reputation points
    2021-03-31T18:26:25.837+00:00

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

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  4. Jenny Feng 13,666 Reputation points
    2021-04-01T07:23:31.04+00:00

    @Arondev
    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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