Hello and welcome to another article on Windows Server. This time we will switch from a trial license to a full one, so that there are no restrictions after 180 days of use, and get rid of that annoying little message in the right corner of the screen.
First of all, this is an annoying message.
In my case, there are 40 days left! Dangerous stuff, really like living on the edge, huh?
Now, before we install the full license, we’re going to run a few cmd commands to get more information about our version. First:
# DISM / online / get-currentedition
This will show which version we have installed.
Next, we’ll see which editions you can upgrade to. To do this, run the following command:
# DISM / online / get-targetitions
In our case, we can go to Standard or Datacenter. We will switch to the standard version.
To do this, we will run the following command:
# dism / online / Set-Edition: ServerStandard / ProductKey:
After switching ProductKey , you simply provide your serial number.
As soon as we hit Enter, DISM will install the key and remove the evaluation package from the server.
Nice simple solution to a simple problem.
Hope you enjoyed it!