Activating Windows Server 2016 Evaluation Edition

If you try to active evaluation edition Windows server 2016, I must a error message: This Edition cannot be upgraded.

There is only one way to fix this issue: PowerShell


Open PowerShell in Administrator mode

Run this command: Dsim /Online /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 : ServerStandard
Target Edition : ServerDatacenter

The operation completed successfully.

As you can see, there are two versions available.

Now run this command to apply the edition and your key that you bought from us or another Microsoft Partner.

Dism /online /Set-Edition: ServerStandard /AcceptEula /ProductKey:12345-ASDFGH-12345-ASDFGH-12345


Wait couple of minutes and you are asked to restart the server.

Stay tuned



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