How to Upgrade Windows Server 2012 from Eval to Full License

If you installed the evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 and now you want to upgrade to Full license follow these steps.

1. Open PowerShell with Administrator rights
2. Type : Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /AcceptEula /ProductKey: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
3. Press follow the prompt when it ask to press Y to reboot the server.

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6 thoughts on “How to Upgrade Windows Server 2012 from Eval to Full License”

  1. Hi

    I can not convert since its reporting me the following error:
    Error 50
    This Windows edition can not be changed on a DomainController.

    Seems that it’s not working if the server is promoted as a dc,dns.
    Any ideas how to workaround that issues ?

  2. Deployment Image Servicing and Management
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Current edition is:

    Current Edition : ServerStandardEval

    The operation completed successfully.

    it failed to give me Target Edition


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