How to activate Windows Server 2012 R2

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Austinn, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Austinn

    Austinn MDL Novice

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    Hi, I am new to actication process and other techi things related to Activating Windows. Can some please guide me how can I Activate my Windows 2012 Server R2 Standard on Virtual Machine.

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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Or plain KMS Emulator or edit BIOS to SLIC 2.3

    So many options....

    They ought to give it away for free in the end...

    sebus
     
  4. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter MDL Novice

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    Going to be activating WS 2012 R2 Datacenter soon, will try the first link in post two above


    :)
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Forget the Loader, there's no OEM:SLP key known for 2012R2 DC, yet. Only 2012R2 Standard.

    For 2012R2 DC, go straight to KMS.
     
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  6. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the advice, not sure I like the look of the loader anyway :)
     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    loader is safest and fastest solution with nothing running in windows. Just remember to only get it from here and not the other BS places the internet has to offer.

    but yes, as stated, will not work for datacenter.