change 2k8 productkey using command

When ever you are not able to change the product key try command utility from your Server 2008

Step1 > Open the command prompt and change working directory to System32 directory

c:\ cd c:\windows\system32

Step2 > Clears and KMS entry

c:\windows\system32>slmgr.vbs -ckms

Step3 > Removes any installed product key

c:\windows\system32> slmgr.vbs -upk

Step4 > Use the new key

c:\windows\system32> slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Step5 > Activate the key

c:\windows\system32> slmgr.vbs -ato

Step6 > check Windows Server 2008 show up as activated.

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Posted on July 29, 2011, in Uncategorized, Windows. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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