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Friday, March 28, 2014
Windows Server 2012 R2 - Activate Windows
q: Our customer installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 and the desktop displays a message that the server needs to be activated. What can we do?
a: Follow these steps to resolve that:
Open an elevated Command Prompt
slmgr.vbs /ipk <insert your 2012 R2 product key here>
UPDATE: You can follow this up with "slmgr.vbs /ato" to activate the server and get rid of that message.