Converting evaluation versions of Windows Server 2012 to full retail versions

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  1. ucramos

    ucramos MDL Novice

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  2. atty

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    The one by wxia0822 works for my Windows Server Standard 2012.

    Thank you!
     
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    That is most proper indeed. It is the only way I will go, xdelta/smartversion. No time, no effort involved. My kinda work haha
     
  5. Myrrh

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    So, "Windows Anytime Upgrade" can be done from the command line. Excellent.
     
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  7. XI

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    #9 XI, Jun 27, 2013
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    Hello guys.
    We used Windows Server 2012 Standard Eval Edition to create our domain network (including Exhange 2013). We bought 2 licences after turning the servers into Domain Controller and now we can't turn our Eval Version into a full licenced Standard Edition.

    Is there any possibility to turn off the Eval Time of 180 days?

    What ist the xdelta patch and how can I use it?


    Kind regards!
     
  8. sebus

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    Can you read? Then please start with post #1

    sebus
     
  9. XI

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    #11 XI, Jun 28, 2013
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    Yes.
    So it isn't possible without demoting the DC, right?!
     
  10. Hammerfest

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    Couldnt figure out how to get this to work with my Widnows Storage Server 2012 (NOT R2) evaluation ISO, or even with the main ISO :(

    any tips would be helpful, a link to just the full version of the ISO would be nice as well :D
     
  11. WinDev

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    Read the stickies, The Windows Server Repository.
     
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  13. Robdow

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    Hi new here, need a bit of help pls, I do the above using a 2012 std oem key to activate 2012 std eval and get "error 87" anyone know why, cheers