Error Code: 0x8a010001 When activate windows server 2019 standard

Karrar Hussain al-Saidi 26 Reputation points

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

    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

    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

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

  2. Marco Schiavon 711 Reputation points

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

  3. Marco Schiavon 711 Reputation points

    do this..

    CMD with high rights and then :

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

    let me know.