Windows server 2016 activation error

Alok Kumar 21 Reputation points


I have a windows server 2016 std with hpe ml 30 server.
During the activation of windows it's getting error massage " This edition cannot be upgraded"
I have already used Dism online command and gets error massage:87.

Please help to resolve the issue.

Alok Kumar

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Limitless Technology 44,001 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    What do you get when you run;

    Dism /Online /Get-TargetEditions

    This one should work unless there's an issue with the key.

    Dism /online /Set-Edition: <edition name> /AcceptEula /ProductKey:12345-67890-12345-67890-12345
    Where <edition name> is the higher edition that you want to change to. (ServerStandard or ServerDatacenter)

    The below thread discusses the same issue and you can try out some troubleshooting steps from this and see if that helps you to sort the Issue.

    I hope this information helps. If you have any questions please let me know and I will be glad to help you out.


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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    I'll assume the evaluation was used? Has it been patched fully? Is it a domain controller? What's the result of
    Dism /Online /Get-CurrentEdition
    Dism /Online /Get-TargetEditions

    also what channel is the product key? (OEM, volume, retail)