To upgrade Windows Server Evaluation to the full version, follow these steps:
- Open “Server Manager” on your Windows Server machine.
- Click on the “Local Server” node in the left-side tree.
- In the “Properties” section, click the “Activate” button under “Windows activation”.
- Enter the license key for the full version of Windows Server and follow the prompts to upgrade the product.
If you encounter any issues or errors during the upgrade process, you can try using the “DISM.exe” command line tool. Open a Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following command:
“dism /online /set-edition:<edition ID> /productkey:<product key> /AcceptEula”
Replace “<edition ID>” with the appropriate edition ID: [ serverstandard or serverdatacenter ] for the full version of Windows Server and “<product key>” with the license key for the product.
Upgrading Windows Server Evaluation to either ServerStandard or ServerDatacenter is a straightforward process, and it can be done in just a few simple steps. With either ServerStandard or ServerDatacenter, you’ll have access to all the features and capabilities of the latest Windows Server operating system, including security updates, support, and more. So if you’ve been testing the Evaluation Edition, be sure to upgrade to either ServerStandard or ServerDatacenter to take advantage of everything Windows Server has to offer.