Windows 2016 Evalutation Edition to Standard

Copper Contributor

Can i use the following command in a production Server ?

DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula

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An evaluation version can only be activated using a retail key, if the key was from volume center then you'll need to use volume distribution media that can be downloaded from volume licensing center.


And I recommend for you test in UAT or DEV environment first. After will to activate on production is more safe.

thanks, I hope you and all of your family are fine in this COVID-19 period. Also sorry for weakness in my English.

thanks for your support.
I don't speak english well
all the best

You can as long as it isn't a domain controller. Converting a domain controller from eval to full is not supported.




@Dave Patrick 

Hello, I know it is not supported on domain controllers. On other servers in a  production enviroment ?

Thank you

Should not be a problem using your retail / OEM product key.