Going from Windows Server 2016 Eval to GA license

Today You might have seen that Windows Server was released and available from Volume center and MSDN etc.

I had previously reinstalled my Hyper-V node at home with a new 2016 eval media and now I wanted to activate it with a license to not have it time out in 170 days

Going into the control panel and trying to change keys was not the way to do it!

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-22-20-05
screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-22-22-51

Reading about how to do it in 2012 R2 gives a hint that I should use DISM to set the new key instead

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-22-46-12

And then after two reboots I log in and can verify that my license have been applied šŸ™‚

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-22-51-16

And if you wonder about 2016 KMS keys you can find them on technet on this link!