Do your Windows 2016 Servers have mysterious shutdown issues?
Today, I tried to troubleshooting windows 2016 mysterious shutdown for my client, I found it was NT Authority\System that shutdown the system because the windows 2016 server license was expired, this is easy enough to solve the issues, I thought.
I went to the system settings and type the product key, but it shows the error message “This edition cannot be change be upgraded”, seriously, I cannot use the MSDN product for upgrading it from evaluation version to Data Center (or Standard) version?????
I don’t believe this, so I tried another way via DISM command for this as follow:
- Open an elevated command prompt
Run DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:your-product-key-here /AcceptEula
Ps. If you would like to upgrade to Data center version, you just need to change ServerStandard to ServerDatacenter.
- Reboot server after the operation completed successfully.
Ya! Activated successful. We won’t get any mysterious shutdown now.
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