Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation Product Keys

Windows Server 2012

This Windows Server 2012 R2 post now forms part of our evaluation and KMS product key series where we have shared with you all the product keys you should ever require for Microsoft user and server operating systems. You can see the full list available to you by clicking the link below:

Microsoft Evaluation and KMS Product Key Series

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.


Windows 2016 Server Evaluation Product Keys now available from our updated post here.

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:

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:


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:

Download ISO Files


If you have any comments or questions on this post, then please feel free to leave a message below in our comments section.

22 Responses

  1. julie says:

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

  2. Chung says:

    Can you update windows server 2012 R2 Standard key?

    Thank you

  3. No problem, glad it helped.No problem, glad it helped.

  4. Stevo says:

    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

  5. Praba says:


  6. DONG says:

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

  7. harsh says:

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

  8. testing2none says:

    here a new working server 2012 r2 std key:


  9. imran khan says:

    thanks working

  10. carls says:

    thanks 🙂

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