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How to Activate 2008 from command line

How to Activate 2008 from command line

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Arrow How to Activate 2008 from command line

Open a command windows

slmgr.vbs -ipk "product key"

You should recieve a cscript success message

now run windows\system32\slui.exe

now just follow the normal activation instructions.


Use this to check activation state: slmgr.vbs /dli


Loads more good info here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd772269.aspx

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techy! I like it

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Default Re: How to Activate 2008 from command line

If you're asking how to do it in Windows Server 2008 Core, the command to activate the server is:

C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -ato

The command:

C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -ipk <product key> installs the product key but does not activate the server.
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