Server Upgrade

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I have done an in place upgrade of a Windows Server 2008 R2 standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. Now it is asking to activate. Do i need to purchase license key or can it be activated with 2008 R2 activation.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    You'll need a Server 2012 R2 product key in order to activate. The 2008 product key cannot be used for this.

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  1. San 21 Reputation points

    Hi Patrick,

    understood. and thank you.