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

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by alectronic, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. alectronic

    alectronic MDL Novice

    Aug 26, 2007
    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.. :)

  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Nov 30, 2009
    #2 Tito, Nov 3, 2015
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