Convert installed/running W2k12R2 Server Standard from VL to Retail?

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  1. alectronic

    alectronic MDL Novice

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    Dear experts,

    is it technically possible to convert an existing (installed/running) Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard from Volume License (VL) to Retail? Does it make a difference whether the system has been already activated via KMS or not?

    I understand that the system would have been installed with VL media which is different to retail media. While a conversion between media (ISO) is possible a (licensing) conversion of an installed/running system differs of course. As far as i remember such a licensing conversion was technically possible with Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 (as media was generic to all versions and licensing options) - but might have been limited by Microsoft in Windows Server 2012 R2.

    Thank you very much for getting me up to speed.. :)

    alectronic
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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