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Adding License Keys to OEM MS Servers Running as Guests on VMware RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have two Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 bit) servers running as guest OS on an HP Proliant server with VMware EXSi 5.5 as the hypervisor.  The license key for these virtual servers came as OEM with the hardware.

    We would like to add more virtual 2012 servers to this box, but I am told that in order to activate more than two, we must acquire additional license keys from Microsoft, not from HP.

    Since the OEM license keys are passed from the BIOS, how would we enter them once they are purchased?  There does not seem to be a way to change the license key in the 2012 server properties.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:21 PM

All replies

  • You can add in licenses keys with slmgr.vbs /ipk (run as administrator from the command prompt) https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn502540.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:20 AM