Change Windows Evaluation to Standard/Datacenter

There are instances where we need to change the Windows Server OS from Evaluation to either Standard/Datacenter. So, in order to do that you need to run a power-shell prompt with Administrative privileges. 

To do so, there are only 3 steps.

  1. To identify the supported editions – DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions
  2. After identifying the editions, please take a note of the output.
  3. Then execute the command with the values – DISM /online /Set-Edition:nameoftheedition /ProductKey:productkey /AcceptEula

An example would look like below,

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

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