Server Administration & Management

How to activate Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation

Use Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions 180day Evaluation Key

Windows Web Server 2008 R2 = KBV3Q-DJ8W7-VPB64-V88KG-82C49
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard = 4GGC4-9947F-FWFP3-78P6F-J9HDR
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise = 7PJBC-63K3J-62TTK-XF46D-W3WMD
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter = QX7TD-2CMJR-D7WWY-KVCYC-6D2YT

You can rearm the Evaluation version of Windows Server 2008 R2 up to 5 times.

To check how much rearms you have left click Run in the Start menu, enter slmgr.vbs -dlv and click OK

How to manually rearm the 10 day activation grace period

When the initial 10-day activation period nears its end, you can run the slmgr.vbs script to reset it back to 10 days. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.

2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your activation period.

3. Type slmgr.vbs -rearm, and Rearm the Windows.

4. Type slmgr.vbs -dlv, and After restarting your system verify that the rearm has worked by running slmgr.vbs -dli again.
The remaining time should now be reset to 10 days!

5. To reset the activation period, type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and then press ENTER.

6. Restart the computer.

November 10, 2011 - Posted by | Windows | ,

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