Weird MS Server 2016 Datacenter activation error & how to get around it
NerdyDad last edited by NerdyDad
We just paid our homage to those at Microsoft to use Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. We have our keys and are trying to activate. When I go to the GUI and attempt to activate with my key, I receive the following error:
However, after some googling and this site, I have found a workaround that activates the server. Open your command prompt under elevated privileges and run the following command
dism /online /set-edition:ServerStandard /productkey:<YourKeyHere> /accepteula
After a couple of minutes and a reboot, you're fully activated.