Repairing Windows Server 2008 licenses Follow


If a Windows Server 2008 license become corrupted or an incorrect license was used, these steps will assist in removing the old license and installing a new one.

Note:  Anything referenced as <reference> should be replaced with what is described between the <> symbols.


  • Obtain the proper license key
  • Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
  • Execute the following commands one at a time:

slmgr.vbs -rilc

slmgr.vbs -ipk <license_key_you_obtained>

slmgr.vbs - ato

  • Reboot the server
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