How to Convert Windows Server Evaluation to Full Version

Welcome to our guide on How to Convert the Windows Server Evaluation version to the Full version. The Evaluation edition of Windows Server provides a limited-time trial for you to explore its features and functionalities. However, once the evaluation period expires, you’ll need to convert it to the Full version to continue using it without any limitations.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of converting your Evaluation version to the Full version of Windows Server. By following these instructions, you’ll be able to unlock the full potential of Windows Server and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer.

So, let’s get started and learn how to seamlessly transition from the Evaluation version to the Full version of Windows Server

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Step 1 – Check the Current edition

First, open Command Prompt or PowerShell with administrative privileges


Next, execute the following command to check your current edition:

DISM /Online /Get-CurrentEdition

Based on the output of the command, it can be seen that my edition is Windows Server Standard Evaluation edition.


Step 2 – Check if your current edition can be converted

Next, you need to check if your current edition can be converted to the Standard or Datacenter edition by executing the following command:

DISM /Online /Get-TargetEditions

The command above will list the editions that you can upgrade to from your current edition. In this example, you can upgrade to either Standard or Datacenter edition


Step 3 – Convert Windows Server Evaluation to Full version

Now, determine the edition you want to convert to (Standard or Datacenter) using the following command syntax:

dism /online /Set-Edition:[edition] /ProductKey:[product-key] /AcceptEula

In the command:

  • Replace [edition] with the desired edition name (ServerStandard or ServerDatacenter).
  • Replace [product-key] with the corresponding Product Key of that edition.

Below is a list of Product Keys for the editions:

Windows Server 2022 Datacenter	WX4NM-KYWYW-QJJR4-XV3QB-6VM33
Windows Server 2022 Standard	VDYBN-27WPP-V4HQT-9VMD4-VMK7H

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter	WMDGN-G9PQG-XVVXX-R3X43-63DFG
Windows Server 2019 Standard	N69G4-B89J2-4G8F4-WWYCC-J464C
Windows Server 2019 Essentials	WVDHN-86M7X-466P6-VHXV7-YY726

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter	CB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG
Windows Server 2016 Standard	WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY
Windows Server 2016 Essentials	JCKRF-N37P4-C2D82-9YXRT-4M63B

In this example, I will convert from Windows Server 2022 Evaluation to the Windows Server 2022 Standard edition. The command syntax is as follows:

dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:VDYBN-27WPP-V4HQT-9VMD4-VMK7H /AcceptEula

The conversion process may take some time. Please wait until the process is completed and avoid disconnecting from the internet or shutting down the computer during this process.


After completion, enter y to restart the system and apply the changes.

Step 4 – Verify

To check if the conversion process was successful or not, please follow these steps. Open Command Prompt or PowerShell with administrative privileges and execute the following command:

DISM /Online /Get-CurrentEdition

If successful, you will see the result as shown below.


That’s all! You have successfully converted Windows Server Evaluation to the Full version. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.

Thank you for reading !!!

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