Error Code: 0x8a010001 When activate windows server 2019 standard

Karrar Hussain al-Saidi 26 Reputation points
2021-09-21T08:36:03.13+00:00

i got that error when i tried to activate my windows server 2019 standard edition by the following command:
DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx/AcceptEula

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.17763.1697

Image Version: 10.0.17763.2183

Error: 0x8a010001

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

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. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-09-21T12:29:41.933+00:00

    As a work around , might try using a kms key as intermediary step.
    Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:N69G4-B89J2-4G8F4-WWYCC-J464C /AcceptEula
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/kmsclientkeys#windows-server-ltscltsb-versions

    then if successful use your own product key below after reboot
    slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    slmgr /ato

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  1. Marco Schiavon 711 Reputation points
    2021-09-21T09:23:40.393+00:00

    try this in cmd with elevated right :
    slmgr.vbs /ipk YOURACTIVATIONCODE


  2. Marco Schiavon 711 Reputation points
    2021-09-21T09:38:58.3+00:00

    type “slui.exe 3” and press enter, enter the new product key


  3. Marco Schiavon 711 Reputation points
    2021-09-21T10:28:19.43+00:00

    do this..

    CMD with high rights and then :

    slmgr.vbs /upk
    slmgr.vbs /cpky
    slmgr.vbs /ipk YOURACTIVATIONCODE
    slmgr.vbs /ato

    let me know.