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Windows server evaluation to standard offline

Copper Contributor

Hello everyone,

Can I change Windows Server licenses offline (without internet)? From Evaluation to Standard.

If yes, how? Any documentation? Thanks in advance!

 

2 Replies

Hi @KomisarzRyba,

yes, you can change Windows Server licenses offline from Evaluation to Standard.

Here are the steps you can use:

1. Launch a PowerShell as an Administrator.
2. Type 

dism /online /get-currentedition

and press ENTER.
3. Type 

dism /online /get-targeteditions

and press ENTER.
4. Type 

dism /online /set-edition:serverstandard /productkey:<KEY-KEY-KEY-KEY-KEY> /accepteula

and press ENTER.

Replace `<KEY-KEY-KEY-KEY-KEY>` with your actual product key.

After running the command, you will be given the output. This process can take several minutes. Once the process is complete, you will be prompted to reboot your server.

Please note that if the server is an Active Directory domain controller, you can't convert it to a retail version.


You can also use these links for more information:
(1) SOLVED: How To Upgrade Windows Server 2022 Evaluation to Full Edition. https://www.urtech.ca/2022/10/solved-how-to-upgrade-windows-server-2022-evaluation-to-full-edition/.
(2) Upgrading Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Standard - Tanner's Tech. https://tcude.net/upgrading-windows-server-2019-evaluation-to-standard/.
(3) Change Windows Server 2019 Evaluation edition to Standard. https://www.openfactory.net/change-windows-server-2019-evaluation-edition-to-standard/.
(4) Upgrade and conversion options for Windows Server. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/upgrade-conversion-options.
(5) Upgrade and conversion options for Windows Server. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/upgrade-conversion-options.

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Leon Pavesic
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Hello,
Many thanks for your reply. I am familiar with these materials, but the customer claims it doesn't work in his isolated environment. I thought there was another way, that's why I asked here. Any way, we'll check again. Thank You!