[Solved] Activating Server 2012 R2 Standard

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  1. cyris69

    cyris69 MDL Novice

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    Ok, new to the forum, and the activation ins and outs. I rent a datacenter machine which requires you to install your OS via SSH terminal access in their linux shell. I have managed that and been using it for a while, but evaluation is running out.

    I was wanting to help converting over to retail standard (will that mess anything up?) I don't have physical access to the machine. I've seen the cmd info to convert but don't have a key or sure what the product ID is for R2 standard. The "Microsoft Toolkit - Official KMS Solution for Microsoft Products" thread links do not work for me and since they are magnet links, I can't get the actual torrent file to use.

    Basically is it possible for me to convert and activate this trial without data loss? How should I go about it and what do I need.

    Lastly, I apologize as I'm certain this has been asked before but my searches here seem to link back to dead threads or software. Thanks for any assistance!
     
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    cyris69 MDL Novice

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    #2 cyris69, Jan 28, 2016
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  3. Tito

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  4. cyris69

    cyris69 MDL Novice

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    Thank you :) Worked perfectly, then the KMS detected and installed just fine. Will it notify me of days remaining eventually?
     
  5. Tito

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    Thanks for the feedback. Yes it will, unless you've also installed the auto-renewal task.
     
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  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Server standard anyway is activable not just via KMS but also (permanently) via SLIC (daz loader, native or modded bios, boot dvd and so on)
     
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  7. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    THANK YOU Tito,
    how do you install the auto reneal?
     
  8. cyris69

    cyris69 MDL Novice

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    When running the batch install file from the KMS_VL_ALL_6.6.1 located on this site it setup the auto renewal counter/task automatically, I didn't get to pick. I'm not sure if that causes a forced restart, notification, or doesn't require a restart.
     
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    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    I am using the VL_all_6.6.1 but have to renew every 180 days.
    cant seem to find a working way for the auto renewal.
     
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    #10 alexologica, Feb 1, 2016
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    Sorry for bumping a solved thread.
    I already execute the command in first VM OS and it works
    but when I execute in the 2nd VM OS its says "The system cannot find the path specified."
    Both of them are WS 2012 R2
    I try to execute "DISM" in cmd but the windows says that DISM exists.
    Please help me. what must I do