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mikee829
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I installed the Windows Server using one of your mirror links.  However, the windows server is shutting down every hour.  I was told it's because I didn't get a  license key for the 180 evaluation period.  Where do I get the key?

 

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : April 25, 2017 12:08 pm
SysAdmin
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Posted by: mikee829

 

I installed the Windows Server using one of your mirror links.  However, the windows server is shutting down every hour.  I was told it's because I didn't get a  license key for the 180 evaluation period.  Where do I get the key?

 

Thanks!

   

Please provide the information requested in sticky here.

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Posted : April 25, 2017 2:51 pm
mikee829
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Template Name: 2016.STD.x64.EVAL.US-English.gz
Vendor: Digital Ocean

Vendor Service Package: 512MB Droplet
Physical or Virtual: Digital Ocean
Hard drive: 20GB SSD
RAM: 512MB

Error Information: shuts down every hour

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Topic starter Posted : April 25, 2017 2:54 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Template Name: 2016.STD.x64.EVAL.US-English.gz
Vendor: Digital Ocean

Vendor Service Package: 512MB Droplet
Physical or Virtual: Digital Ocean
Hard drive: 20GB SSD
RAM: 512MB

Error Information: shuts down every hour

   

How long ago did you install the template?

You can easily check the status of your Windows installation using the Server Manager once you have logged into Server 2016.

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Posted : April 25, 2017 3:01 pm
mikee829
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I installed it 4 days ago.

I think my issue is this one:  http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-server-2012-r2-evaluation-edition-shuts-down-every-hour

But where do I get the key from?

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Topic starter Posted : April 25, 2017 3:06 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

I installed it 4 days ago.

I think my issue is this one:  http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-server-2012-r2-evaluation-edition-shuts-down-every-hour

But where do I get the key from?

   

As it is an evaluation you need only to activate via the ServerManager, there isn't a key you can input.

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Posted : April 25, 2017 3:59 pm
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Posted by: ihadp

 

Posted by: mikee829

 

I installed it 4 days ago.

I think my issue is this one:  http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-server-2012-r2-evaluation-edition-shuts-down-every-hour

But where do I get the key from?

   

As it is an evaluation you need only to activate via the ServerManager, there isn't a key you can input.

   

It's activated but still shuts down every hour or so.

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Topic starter Posted : April 26, 2017 10:51 pm
SysAdmin
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Posted by: ihadp

 

Posted by: mikee829

 

I installed it 4 days ago.

I think my issue is this one:  http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-server-2012-r2-evaluation-edition-shuts-down-every-hour

But where do I get the key from?

   

As it is an evaluation you need only to activate via the ServerManager, there isn't a key you can input.

   

It's activated but still shuts down every hour or so.

   

Check your Windows event logs (Event Viewer), it should provide the shutdown messages you need to diagnose further.

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Posted : April 27, 2017 12:33 am
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Was finally able to fix the issue by getting an evaluation key from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016-essentials

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2017 11:13 am
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Was finally able to fix the issue by getting an evaluation key from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016-essentials

   

Would you mind elaborating on exactly what you did?

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Posted : April 27, 2017 3:15 pm
mikee829
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subscribed to the 180 days evaluation and voila! No more shutdowns!

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Topic starter Posted : April 28, 2017 4:20 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

subscribed to the 180 days evaluation and voila! No more shutdowns!

   

Did you end up putting in a key or otherwise?

Simply registering to download the evaluation would have zero impact on your Microsoft Windows installation.

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Posted : April 28, 2017 5:19 pm
mikee829
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Yes, I inputted the key!

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Topic starter Posted : April 28, 2017 5:51 pm
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Posted by: mikee829

 

Yes, I inputted the key!

   

Interesting, thank you.

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