1. Product key NJ3X8-YTJRF-3R9J9-D78MF-4YBP4 -> "We couldn't verify the product key"
2. I don't have a product key -> "Windows cannot find the Software License Terms"
according to https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Server-for-IT-Pro/Windows-Cannot-find-Microsoft-softw... we are using no VM, no Floppy, 4GB RAM
I tested the same ISO from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019-essentials and it worked fine (both with key and without) on multiple Hyper-V virtual machines.
Did you try re-downloading the ISO? It might be that it got corrupted somehow, also try to mount it from a local drive.
Hi @Leon Laude.
Thank you for the quick test.
I downloaded an iso from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2019 and managed to "burn" it to an USB Flash drive. The installation went flawlessly.
I will retry the download of the Server Essentials.
re-downloaded and key is accepted now. Both files have same size 4 806 223 872 and sha1 (see below).
Seems the tool to write to the USB or the USB flash drive mangled the bits,
Thank you again for the help.
fciv.exe -sha1 C:\Users\reininghaus.XXXXXXX\Downloads\17763.379.190312-0539.rs5_release_svc_refresh_SERVERESSENTIALS_OEM_x64FRE_en-us.iso
fciv.exe -sha1 C:\Users\reininghaus.XXXXXXX\Downloads\17763.379.190312-0539.rs5_release_svc_refresh_SERVERESSENTIALS_OEM_x64FRE_en-us_1.iso130d66a1bc190f0c1b837204ba28b5be5d583ac5
had to rename the downloaded second file. fciv.exe is not accepting (1) in the file name.