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If not, I would be in a day trial, correct? Please tell me what my current server status is and or what I can do to resolve so I can start my days evaluation. Can only be one of two things that I can think of. First, there is something in your network setup that is causing the problem. Using Dharmesh's suggestion, did you check your hosts file?
Is this a standalone system or is it joined to a domain? If joined to a domain, it Windows Update blocked by a group policy so that it always searches locally for updates?
The other thing is really coming from left field - bad media? I've never seen bad media act this way, but there is always a first time. And, if it is a network configuration issue due to domain membership, you would need to install in workgroup to see if it would activate. If it is something else preventing access to Windows Update - some setting in your network - then a second installation won't make any difference.
This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. From what you have mentioned above, this means that my Windows Server evaluation is already activated although my computer says not activated?
How can I check to assure that the evaluation days have started, instead of the day trial? I have gotten from the cmd window "can not find script file" after typing in "cscript slmgr. Did you open the CMD console "elevated"? When you do so, it should open up at c: VBS script, exists at c: If your computer is telling you that it is not activated, it is most likely not activated.
So you have to ensure you have connectivity to Microsoft. When the connection is there, it will activate. If you have access to the internet, but you are not getting activated, it might be that your network administrator is blocking certain types of outbound connections.
You may need to check with your network administrator. It would be helpful if you posted the output of the slmgr. That would give us further information. As long as you are running under a privileged account, you can simply enter slmgr. In fact, if you use cscript, it will give you the error you posted. Okay, that shows that you are running the evaluation copy and that it is in its initial grace period of 10 days.
Now, have you validated that the machine can access microsoft. If so, have you validated that the network folks are not blocking certain outbound traffic?
I have had the situation in the past where I installed an evaluation copy to a machine that did not have access to the internet. I configured it to reach the network and it activated in a matter of minutes some in a matter of seconds. Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation were one of the department, when I made a phone call, to use this forum for help. They, along with 7 other microsoft department, were useless, leading me to using this forum in order to activate this day grace period Evaluation which expires in 4 day s.
Fully updated the OS, Turned of all the firewalls, checked time region setting, and they were all good and still, can NOT activate the days evaluation. Could it be, that Microsoft does no longer provide activation for activations of "not the most current" versions of Windows operating systems?
Also, I try to activate via online but gives me the following: Monday, December 23, 7: I know it works - I've activated many evaluation copies. Thursday, December 26, 9: Thursday, December 26, Windows Server evaluation copies automatically activate when they gain access to the internet to check in with Microsoft.
This starts a day trial period. You only get 10 days if the evaluation copy cannot reach Microsoft. You do not have to do anything manually to get it to activate.
Monday, December 23, Hi Tim, Thank you for the reply. Also, how can I check my days remaining on my evaluation or trial? Tuesday, December 24, Hello Don, Thank you for the reply. Tuesday, December 24, 1: Tuesday, December 24, 3: Tuesday, December 24, 2: Hi Tim and Don, Yes, the method Don has provided me works. It gives me the following script. Initial grace period Time remaining: Tuesday, December 24, 7: Tuesday, December 24, 8: This error may occur if the Hosts file contains a static IP address.
To resolve this error, examine the hosts file and make sure that the file does not list any static IP entries for the Windows Update Web site. If contains any static entry then comment the entry by adding at beginning of the entry.
Please refer below article for detail information. You may receive an error message when you search for available updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site Apart from that for activation query I can suggest you to contact Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation centers for professional help.
Wednesday, December 25, 6: Hi, Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation were one of the department, when I made a phone call, to use this forum for help. Edited by Hokes86 Thursday, December 26, 6: Thursday, December 26, 5: Tim, Don, We are using the standard Host files, so nothing has been altered. We are not connected to a domain, but are connected to network.
We have also redownloaded the software, and have reinstalled it, yet it still does not work. Monday, December 30, 6: Best greetings from Germany Olaf.
Edited by Olaf Engelke Monday, January 6, Monday, January 6, Hey, Just tried to activate and it worked fine. It seems like Microsoft was having trouble all this time. Wednesday, January 8, 8:
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If you receive activation errors, check that you have the appropriate updates listed below this table. As long as you are running under a privileged account, you can simply enter slmgr. Hi, Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation were one of the department, when I made a phone call, to use this forum for help. After the first command, I received a message saying the product key is invalid. When The trial period ended though, I went to Amazon and bought a copy. Best greetings from Germany Olaf. KMS clients activate only after this threshold is met. How can I check to assure that the evaluation days have started, instead of the day trial? For more information, see July update rollup for Windows Server I get the error the product key could not be validated. KMS clients must renew their activation by connecting to the KMS host at least once every days to stay activated. I thought it was possible to get an R2 license with downgrade rights? Click continue to begin your evaluation. There are no open issues. Christian 76 4