So, I’ve got my server core DC all up and running. Works like a champ, and I love the low overhead of the machine.
Time to activate.
Sander Berkouwer has a great write up over here that he wrote back in ’08.
I’ll just put up the basics of activating using a CD key.
Check activation status:
start /w slmgr.vbs -dli
Install a CD key:
start /w slmgr.vbs -ipk ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY
Activate the product:
start /w slmgr.vbs -ato
Easy enough eh?