How to update the Windows 2012 R2 editions

Let’s create a scenario.

You run a environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard servers with Hyper-V enabled.
On this server you are running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.

You want to update the standard Edition to Datacenter edition.

This is possible using the following command line (Priviliged):

DISM /online /get-currentedition

This shows you if you can update the edition

If you can update the edition use the following command line (Priviliged) to update the edition:

DISM /online /set-edition:ServerDatacenter /AcceptEula /Productkey:

About the Author


I am a Technical Specialist - Cloud Infrastructures from the Netherlands. My Skills are mainly PowerShell, VMWare, Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center products and Windows Azure Pack. I work for a company in Utrecht The Netherlands.

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