Is there anyway to downgrade the server form datacenter to standard without reinstall

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by mrfatman, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. mrfatman

    mrfatman MDL Novice

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    Hi, lately i hit a problem about the server was accidentally active with datacenter license on the incorrect purpose server, but all the service are up already, is there any way to down grade it from datacenter to standard?


    please help it is really pain to me now:worthy::worthy:
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Is it Server 2012??

    Well, Standard and Datacenter share most of the features & Datacenter is superior. So no need to "downgrade" from a technical perspective.
     
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  3. mrfatman

    mrfatman MDL Novice

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    yes, it is server 2012, true the feature is good enough

    but the license is:negative:

    any suggestion?
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    AFAIK, there is a trick to force downgrade but I don't recommend this specially for a fully configured server.

    You can use CODY's toolkit or Daz's loader (if you use it in home).
     
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  5. mrfatman

    mrfatman MDL Novice

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    i got it as a file cluster, so if the solution is ok to downgrade it to standard i wont have license issue;)
     
  6. mrfatman

    mrfatman MDL Novice

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    one more thing, is it possible change the license key to standard?

    i still can call up the slui.exe after active the windows