Windows server 2016 x64 datacenter february 2021

If you have installed Windows Server 2019 / Windows Server năm nhâm thìn StandardEvaluation or DatacenterEvaluation edition to try the new features of the Microsoft hệ thống platform (you can download Windows Server 2019 Free Trial or Windows Server 2016 Evaluation here after registering), you have sầu 180 days khổng lồ chạy thử it. During this period, all features of Windows Server 2019/2016 are available lớn you.At any time, you can display the grace period expiration date for your Windows Server Evaluation edition:Slmgr /dli


You can see the sản phẩm name, mô tả tìm kiếm (TIMEBASED_EVAL channel) & activation expiration time.

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There is a way to extkết thúc your Windows Server Evaluation period by 180 days using the command: slmgr /rearm

You can extover your Windows Server trial period for up khổng lồ 5 times. Thus, the maximum lifespan of Windows Server Free Trial can be extended to lớn 3 years = 180 days * 6 (however, under the terms of using Evaluation versions of Microsoft, you shouldn’t use the trial version for commercial purposes).
After the expiration of the trial period, the system starts asking for activation và shutting down every hour with the following events in the Event Viewer:

Log Name: SystemSource: USER32Event ID: 1074Description:The process C:Windowssystem32wlmswlms.exe Server1 has initiated the shutdown of computer Server1 on behalf of user NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM for the following reason: Other (Planned)Reason Code: 0x80000000Shutdown Type: shutdownComment: The license period for this installation of Windows has expired. The operating system is shutting down.Or:Log Name: ApplicationSource: WLMSEvent ID: 100Description: The license period for this installation of Windows has expired. The operating system will shut down every hour.

Also, you see the notification Windows License is expired on your desktop.

This article should help you if you performing productive tasks in the evaluation version of Windows Server and want khổng lồ upgrade it to lớn full Windows Server edition, while keeping your data & without need to lớn completely reinstall the operating system.


If you try to specify the KMS or the Retail/MAK sản phẩm key for the Windows Server Evaluation edition, the following warning appears: “This edition cannot be upgraded”.


When you try to lớn install the retail key using the slmgr tool (slmgr /iđánh nhau xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) you will receive sầu the error:

Error: 0xC004F069. On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run ‘slui.exe cộ 0xC004F069’ lớn display the error text.


But not everything is so sad :).

You can use DIM khổng lồ verify if you are using Windows Server Evaluation edition. Run an elevated commvà prompt and exeđáng yêu the command:

DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition


As you can see, the Current Edition line indicates that the current Windows version is — ServerStandartEval.

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Get the danh mục of Windows Server editions lớn which you can tăng cấp your current Eval edition:

DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions


As you can see, the current ServerStandardEval edition has been upgraded to the following Windows Server năm nhâm thìn / Windows Server 2019 editions: ServerDatacenter or ServerStandard.

Upgrade Restrictions for Windows Server Evaluation

Here are some nâng cấp restrictions that you need to lớn know before converting Windows Server Evaluation khổng lồ the full edition:

You can convert only the full GUI version of Windows Server. Server Chip Core or Nano Server can’t be converted this way;You cannot tăng cấp a VPS with a tên miền controller role (Active Directory Domain Services role). You must demote the DC & uninstall this role first;It is unable to lớn tăng cấp from the Windows Server Eval Datacenter khổng lồ Windows Server Standard Full.

Windows Server 2016: Converting Evaluation to Licensed Version

To tăng cấp Windows Server Evaluation khổng lồ a full version, you need khổng lồ use a public KMS (GVLK) key for Windows Server năm 2016. The conversion is performed via the comm& prompt using DISM. For example, lớn nâng cấp your Eval edition to lớn the Retail version of Windows Server năm 2016 Standard, use the command:

dism /online /set-edition:ServerStandard /productkey:WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY /accepteula


If you specify your retail or MAK key instead of a public GVLK key in the DISM commvà, an error will appear:Error 1168The specified product key could not be validated.Chechồng that the specified sản phẩm key is valid và that it matches the target edition.


Some users complain that sometimes when you run a DISM /set-edition command, it hangs by 10%. In this case, we recommend you find and stop the Software Protection Service and disable Internet access (you can even disconnect the Ethernet cable from the LAN).
Note. To nâng cấp Windows Server năm nhâm thìn Eval lớn Datacenter edition, you need to lớn use another GVLK key. The command will look lượt thích this:

DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:CB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG /AcceptEula

After you run this comm&, wait for the message Command completed successfully (in some cases it may take several hours!!!). After that restart your hệ thống và make sure you have a full Standard edition installed.



If a KMS server is deployed in your local network, you can use it lớn activate your Windows Server OS with the following commands:

slmgr /ichiến đấu WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY (it is a GVLK key for Windows Server 2016 Standart, another hàng hóa key is used for Datacenter, it is listed above)slmgr /ato

If there is no KMS server, you can specify your MAK or Retail sản phẩm key for Windows Server and activate the OS as usual: via the Internet or by phone.

Windows Server 2019: Upgrading Evaluation lớn Full Version

To convert Windows Server 2019 EVAL to lớn a full edition, you need to lớn use the GVLK (KMS) keys for Windows Server 2019. You can nâng cấp Windows Server 2019 edition the same way.

Convert Windows Server 2019 Evaluation khổng lồ Windows Server 2019 Standard:

dism /online /set-edition:ServerStandard /productkey:N69G4-B89J2-4G8F4-WWYCC-J464C /accepteula

Convert Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to lớn Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition:

dism /online /set-edition:ServerDatacenter /productkey:WMDGN-G9PQG-XVVXX-R3X43-63DFG /accepteula