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For Windows iso download you will be able to use it free for 60days to days. Every second counts.. I downloaded the Eval iso and setup a VM. Since I wanted to isolate it, I used an internal network.
After 10 days, the VM is expired and I am unable to activate it. When I have had that happen, I created an external virtual switch on a network that had access to the internet.
Gave the VM access to the internet until it activated, then removed the network. Another option is to use slmgr. It will rearm for 10 days, and the same thing will then happen.
You can rearm three times, so you could get a total of 40 days. But if you follow the first steps I gave, you get days and then you can rearm for another 30 days – if you connect it back to the internet. Again, 3 rearms. According to your description, we did a test for that. We installed the Windows server r2 from the link you provided in a Hyper-V computer. During the installation, no process asked us to enter the product key and we installed it successfully.
You don’t exactly state what your problem is, so I’ll offer a potential solution that might not fit your problem. Are you trying to activate the installation after it expired on you? If so, the evaluation copy automatically reaches out to Microsoft and activates.
That means it needs access to the internet. If it does not have access to the internet, it will expire in 10 days. If that’s not the issue, could you provide the steps you took to try to change the key? I’ve upgraded a number of evaluation installations without any problems.
Have not be able to progress to where activation has timed out after 10 grace period as you’re explaining. The server will restart twice. If you have installed Evaulation version and unable to use KMS key then Try mentioned link, it is very helpful.
If you run in to any issues here, restarting the KMS Service can help ” net stop sppsvc ” and ” net start sppsvc “. Try that first. Having the machine not connected to the internet was my issue too.. As soon as I connected the license was instantly activated. This was a great help!!
Hello Marz, Solution provided below by NickNamis worked for me. I was getting above error and this fixed it. I did not want to use the Action Pack Key, but rather a trial version. The Product Key for the evaluation copy can be found on the download page, under the ‘Preinstallation information’ heading. In my case it was here:. Unless you are a Microsoft reseller authorized to resell these products, you are violating your license agreement with Microsoft. Be prepared to answer some very serious legal questions about your willingness to distribute license keys.
If its only a matter of an internet connection then U are quite right but i would like to add a software firewall and open only a few needed ports A kind of a pseudo DMZ. But thats only my idea. If U are using a virtualization that provide port management on virtual switches, gooood for U, but U didn’t mansion what U are using my friend.
Office Office Exchange Server. Not an IT pro? Windows Client. Sign in. United States English. Ask a question. Quick access. Search related threads. Remove From My Forums. Answered by:. Archived Forums. Windows Server General. Sign in to vote. Where do you obtain the product key information?
Thursday, October 31, AM. Friday, November 1, AM. What are my options now? Why don’t they let us know about this critical need for activation when we download the iso? Friday, November 1, PM. Please check your installation media” Is the evaluation only valid for tech net subscribers?
Hi, According to your description, we did a test for that. Best regards, Susie. Thursday, October 31, PM. I agree with cguan – try downloading a different copy.
The evaluation copy should not be asking for a key. If it is asking for a key, either you do not have an evaluation copy, or the copy you have has something wrong with it. Tim is right. I simply connected it to the internet and after a day, the expired version was automatically activated for days. Problem solved. Saturday, November 2, PM. In the week was trying to install this. The link in technet first downloaded win r2 preview Second attempt it downloaded Win R2 std, causing all the frustration.
Finally third download was Win R2 evaluation edition iso wasn’t corrupt, just couldn’t get the correct iso from technet evaluation centre thanks all for the help. Wednesday, November 13, AM. Kirpal Singh 3. Proposed as answer by Mr. Wednesday, November 27, AM. Maybe I understood what key product you need Wednesday, January 8, PM.
It’s working for me. Sunday, February 2, AM. Sunday, February 2, PM. Aqui instalou com este serial obrigado! Saturday, February 15, PM. Thursday, March 13, AM. Monday, April 7, AM. Saturday, April 26, AM. Thank you Thursday, July 17, AM.
Tuesday, September 30, PM. This key worked for me! Edited by carotech Thursday, April 23, PM. Thursday, April 23, PM. Sunday, April 26, AM. Either that, or you are trying to pull a hoax on everybody. Tuesday, June 21, PM. Monday, October 10, AM. The evaluation product does NOT need a key.
Once computers are activated, no further communication with Microsoft is required.