Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation Product Keys

Last updated on September 4th, 2022 at 02:28 am


Following on from our previous post about Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation keys, we thought we should bring things up to date with Windows Server 2012 R2.

If you are trying to evaluate Windows Server 2012 R2 then you will need to activate the software once you have completed the installation. We have seen a number of people struggling with this and trying to enter a key to active it. The fact is, you do not require an evaluation key for using Windows Server 2012 R2.

Once you have installed the evaluation copy you may see that it is not activated and when you try and activate, it will ask for a product key. If you get this instead of it automatically activating for you, then all you need to do is to run the following command from an elevated command prompt:

slmgr.vbs -rearm

This should then automatically rearm your trial for 180 days. Although we have not tested this, apparently you can rearm your trial version up to five times, which should give you around 2 and a half years of Windows Server 2012 R2 – by which time there may be a new version out!

If all else fails, you could also try this evaluation product key:


Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation Product Keys

If the above fails, you can also try the other evaluation product keys available below:

Operating SystemProduct Key
Windows Server 2012 StandardXC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter48HP8-DN98B-MYWDG-T2DCC-8W83P
Windows Server 2012 R2 StandardD2N9P-3P6X9-2R39C-7RTCD-MDVJX
Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterW3GGN-FT8W3-Y4M27-J84CP-Q3VJ9

Command line Product Key Installation

If you would like to use a command line to apply your evaluation product keys, for instance if you are using it in a System Center Configuration Manager environment, then you can use the following command:

slmgr.vbs -ipk D2N9P-3P6X9-2R39C-7RTCD-MDVJX


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If you wish to download the ISO files for the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation product then you can get them by clicking on the download button below:


Other Server Product Keys

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  1. Hi. Can you help me please. Do you have Windows Server 2012 R2 Standart new licence?

  2. Just run this in an elevated command prompt and it should work.

    slmgr.vbs -rearm

  3. Avatar of Anonymous

    hi can u help me for windows server 2012 standard evaluation key ?

  4. Avatar of Sameer Kamble Sameer Kamble

    Pelase help me with 2012 R2 std key.

  5. hi – do you have a key for 2012 r2 datacentre trial version?

  6. Can you update windows server 2012 R2 Standard key?

    Thank you

  7. No problem, glad it helped.No problem, glad it helped.

  8. Hi, I am looking for a data center 2016 key for home use. want the 180 days eval copy of the license. can any one help

  9. Thanks..

  10. Key not working, please! new key for server 2012 r2 standard, thank!

  11. Guys I had tried using these keys….
    Not working for me
    Any help??

  12. Avatar of testing2none testing2none

    here a new working server 2012 r2 std key:


  13. Avatar of imran khan imran khan

    thanks working

  14. thanks 🙂

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