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


2. Enter New Windows Key in Product Key textbox

Windows Server 2008/2008 R2


Windows Server 2012


Windows Server 2012 R2


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>


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


4. To activate windows, execute command

slmgr.vbs /ato

Updated: 05/09/2014 — 2:21 PM

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