Change Windows product key from command line and activate it

Sometimes, when I want to change the product key on Windows Server 2016, I can’t do it because nothing happens when I click the link in the activation Settings. If this happens I use slmgr.vbs from the command line to Change the key and activate it online.

Use the following command to change the product key:

slmgr.vbs /ipk ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY

And this command to activate it online:

slmgr.vbs /ato

The following site has a lot of examples on how to use slmgr.vbs:

https://www.howtogeek.com/245445/how-to-use-slmgr-to-change-remove-or-extend-your-windows-license/

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