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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.

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November 10, 2011 - Posted by | Windows | ,

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