To change the Product Key on Windows Server 2012 and activate it via command line run the following commands below.
To remove all installed keys run the following command:
To add the new key, run the command below:
slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
Obviously change XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX with your actual key.
And that’s it! The Product Key has been changed and activated successfully. If you have to do this many times it makes sense to script this, so the batch file below achieves all the steps above in one go:
::Remove all installed keys slmgr.vbs -upk ::Install new product key slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
I hope this helps you save a bit of time and energy!