Activate Windows Server and Change Windows Product Key (WS2008 to WS2012 R2)

This tutorial to show methods to change Windows Product Key and Windows Activation

GUI Mode

1. Open Run Dialog and enter slui 3

SLUI_GUI

2. Enter New Windows Key in Product Key textbox

Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

SLUI_GUI_W60_WS2008__W61_WS2008R2

Windows Server 2012

SLUI_GUI_W62_WS2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

SLUI_GUI_W63_WS2012R2

3. Click on Next or Activate button to activate Windows License

 

Command Line Mode

1. Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode

2. Execute command:

slmgr.vbs /ipk <PRODUCT_KEY>

SLUI_ActivationCmdLine_0001

3. Please wait until Windows Script Host dialog appear to show the result.

SLUI_ActivationCmdLine_0002

4. To activate windows, execute command

slmgr.vbs /ato

Updated: 05/09/2014 — 2:21 PM

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