Convert Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Eval to Datacenter

If you were lucky enough to have used Windows Server 2012 Datacenter eval edition you might have a need to convert it to a regular release. It can easily be done using PowerShell.

Step 1 is to figure out what edition you are currently running.

dism /online /Get-CurrentEdition

Step 2 is to find the editions you can convert to.

dism /online /Get-TargetEditions

Step 3 is to enter the license key for the full edition. You’ll be asked to reboot the server so say yes.

dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:ABCD-EFGH-IJKL-MNOP-QRST /AcceptEula

That’s all!

2 Responses to Convert Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Eval to Datacenter

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love you my friend… thanks

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tried this but got a “The system cannot find the file specified” error
    Any ideas?

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