[Solved] Cant activate Windows Server 2016 Data Center with anything

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  1. davepingus

    davepingus MDL Novice

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    Tried all the popular MDL tools all fail on build 14393 can somebody please help

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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Post the output of following:
    Code:
    slmgr.vbs /dlv
    
    Make sure you're not using the eval ISO.
     
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  3. davepingus

    davepingus MDL Novice

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    I am using the ISO from the windows server repository on MDL i dont get it this is the first time KMS has not worked for me
     
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  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That happens when some kms solution (kmspico) is run without first inserting the gVLK.

    Try to run KMS_VL_ALL v24
    If it has to do with the kms cache, the scripts should clear it.

    When that won't work too, i would reinstall and run KMS_VL_ALL v24 by @abbodi1406

    Or someone knows how to reset it so the KMS solution will work.
     
  10. davepingus

    davepingus MDL Novice

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    Rebooted "Windows is not activated" I am using remote desktop to do all this as the server is in a different room that shouldn't effect it right?
     
  11. davepingus

    davepingus MDL Novice

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    I get this message when running the KMS_VL_ALL cmd file

    Installing Key for: Windows(R), ServerDatacenter edition
    Activating: Windows(R), ServerDatacenter edition
    Product Activation Failed: 0xC004F014
    Remaining Period: 0 days (0 minutes)
     
  12. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I already feared that, i would reinstall.

    When i search mdl on this error message it probably means that the retail > vl conversion didn't work by inserting the gVLK (caused by incorrectly using a kms solution on a server retail install).
    Maybe someone knows how to repair this without reinstalling.
     
  13. davepingus

    davepingus MDL Novice

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    Reinstall windows? i dont mind that too much. Could you kindly point me in the way of a more upto date server datacenter iso that in your experience has worked with the normal KMSpico. A VL iso? would that be right?
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The VLSC iso would be the best iso to go:
    From my old tests:
    Code:
    VLSC ISO:
    SW_DVD9_Win_Svr_STD_Core_and_DataCtr_Core_2016_64Bit_English_-2_MLF_X21-22843.ISO contains:
    Windows Server 2016 SERVERSTANDARDCORE
    Windows Server 2016 SERVERSTANDARD
    Windows Server 2016 SERVERDATACENTERCORE
    Windows Server 2016 SERVERDATACENTER
    
    SHA-1: 1868fe4989c81c6d9e2c625919e2906748a6f542
    
    This ISO is VLSC and is VL.
    
    KMS capable:
    Tested:
    
    KMS_VL_ALL v10 (by abbodi1406) = Yes
    MTK2.6.2 = Yes
    KMSpico 10.2.0 = Yes
    But if you don't have access to it, just reinstall using the iso you used for the current install (assuming it's a clean untouched MSDN iso and not some gen2 crap).
    And run https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...pro-and-office-2013.49686/page-76#post-838808
     
  15. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Senior Member

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