Windows Server Download (any version)
- You can download Evaluation Copy for any version from here
- In next step we will convert it for full retail version using the key
Windows Server Activation
If you have Evaluation copy
You can use this command in CMD to activate and convert it into full retail version in a single step.
To convert it to Windows Server Standard
DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula
To Convert it to Windows Server Datacenter
DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula
If it was already full version (not Evaluation)
You can activate it directly from the control panel like any regular windows.
If it gives Error: 1168 it’s okay, it will do the upgrade and restart. And the windows will be activated. Just make sure you have internet connection running.