In-place upgrade from Windows 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise

Use the dsim tool for completing this update. Start a command console and run the following command

  •  Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is your product. Key. If you get an error about the key not being valid you can use a microsoft provided one – 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y followed by activating using your key i.e.

  • Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y
  • slmgr.vbs -ckms
  • slmgr.vbs -upk
  • slmgr.vbs -ato

And you should have a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise activated using your key


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