The steps shown here is that in an environment that has no domain and/or no KMS server running. Activating the Windows 8 and Server 2012 License is different from it’s predecessors. This needs to be done from the command prompt. To activate it, there must be a connection out to the internet.
Using the command prompt (“Run as Administrator”) key in as below follow by the license key.
|C:\> slmgr.vbs /ipk <product key from MSDN (MAK)>|
* Note : insert your license key in the PINK colour space then hit ENTER.
The above command will install the product key. Then next to key in the following command to activate
|C:\> slmgr.vbs /ato|
To check if it’s activated key in as below :
|C:\> slmgr.vbs /dlv|
Hope the above helps. Thank you.
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