Standard to DataCenter

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  1. tormento

    tormento MDL Member

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    #1 tormento, Dec 31, 2016
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    I have tried to convert it_windows_server_2016_x64_dvd_9327760 (Standard) to Datacenter but I have the following problem:

    Code:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism.exe /image:e:\test /Get-TargetEditions
    
    Strumento Gestione e manutenzione immagini distribuzione
    Versione: 10.0.14986.1000
    
    Versione immagine: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Edizioni a cui è possibile eseguire l'aggiornamento:
    
    Edizione di destinazione : ServerDatacenterEvalCor
    Edizione di destinazione : ServerDatacenterCor
    Edizione di destinazione : ServerStandardEvalCor
    Edizione di destinazione : ServerAzureCor
    
    Operazione completata.
    I tried also italian evaluation and tells me I can't convert to ANY edition... ideas?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #2 Enthousiast, Dec 31, 2016
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    This is the same iso, but en-US (en_windows_server_2016_x64_dvd_9327751.iso):

    Code:
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows Server 2016 Standard
    Description : This option (recommended) reduces management and servicing by installing only what is needed to run most server roles and applications.ÿIt does not include a GUI, but you can fully manage the server locally or remotely with Windows PowerShell or other tools. For more details see "Windows Server Installation Options."
    Size : 9,180,501,839 bytes
    
    Index : 2
    Name : Windows Server 2016 Standard (Desktop Experience)
    Description : This option is useful when a GUI is required-for example, to provide backward compatibility for an application that cannot be run on a Server Core installation. All server roles and features are supported. For more details see "Windows Server Installation Options."
    Size : 15,196,490,590 bytes
    
    Index : 3
    Name : Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
    Description : This option (recommended) reduces management and servicing by installing only what is needed to run most server roles and applications.ÿIt does not include a GUI, but you can fully manage the server locally or remotely with Windows PowerShell or other tools. For more details see "Windows Server Installation Options."
    Size : 9,175,696,563 bytes
    
    Index : 4
    Name : Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Desktop Experience)
    Description : This option is useful when a GUI is required-for example, to provide backward compatibility for an application that cannot be run on a Server Core installation. All server roles and features are supported. For more details see "Windows Server Installation Options."
    Size : 15,198,865,664 bytes
    Why do you want to convert, just select index 4 for Datacenter with Desktop Experience.

    But for example index 1 "Windows Server 2016 Standard" (flag = ServerStandardCor) can be upgraded to:

    Code:
    dism.exe /image:f:\mount /Get-CurrentEdition
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Current edition is:
    
    Current Edition : ServerStandardCor
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:f:\mount /Get-TargetEditions
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Editions that can be upgraded to:
    
    Target Edition : ServerDatacenterEvalCor
    Target Edition : ServerDatacenterCor
    Target Edition : ServerStandardEvalCor
    Target Edition : ServerAzureCor
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:"f:\mount" /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenterCor
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Starting to update components...
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEvalCorEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEvalCorEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEvalCorEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEvalCorEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEvalCorEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================] 
    Finished updating components.
    
    Starting to apply edition-specific settings...
    Finished applying edition-specific settings.
    
    The operation completed successfully
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:f:\mount /Get-CurrentEdition
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Current edition is:
    
    Current Edition : ServerDatacenterCor
     
  3. tormento

    tormento MDL Member

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    It is Core edition, not desktop.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #4 Enthousiast, Dec 31, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    The iso already contains Datacenter, why converting anything to it when it already is simply there?

    But it's exactly the same with index 2 (with desktop experience) setting it to Datacenter with desktop experience (your post also didn't show any error):

    Code:
    dism.exe /image:f:\mount /Get-CurrentEdition
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Current edition is:
    
    Current Edition : ServerStandard
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:f:\mount /Get-TargetEditions
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Editions that can be upgraded to:
    
    Target Edition : ServerDatacenter
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:"f:\mount" /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Starting to update components...
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
    
    [==========================100.0%==========================] 
    Finished updating components.
    
    Starting to apply edition-specific settings...
    Finished applying edition-specific settings.
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:f:\mount /Get-CurrentEdition
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Image Version: 10.0.14393.0
    
    Current edition is:
    
    Current Edition : ServerDatacenter
     
  5. tormento

    tormento MDL Member

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    Uh... I did not know... now I have only to find a working SLIC ;)
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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