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I downloaded the Windows Server 2016 ISO Evaluation version from Microsoft, installed and setup the VM. When try to activate using SPLA key, getting the error – The edition cannot be upgraded.


Run the command prompt as Administrator

C:\>Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /AcceptEula /ProductKey:ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.14393.0

Image Version: 10.0.14393.0

Starting to update components…
Starting to install product key…
Finished installing product key.

Removing package Microsoft-Windows-ServerStandardEvalEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0
Finished updating components.

Starting to apply edition-specific settings…
Restart Windows to complete this operation.
Do you want to restart the computer now? (Y/N)

Restart the server, Job done. but not… 

When I check the Activation status – Windows is not activated.

Click –> Activate Windows –> Troubleshoot, it will fix the problem and make you happy!

More details about the activation:

If you have any issue to configure Office 365 in Microsoft Outlook or issue with Autodiscover, try with the tool ,

Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365


Issue & Resolution: Can’t configure the Office 365 Email in the Outlook.

When your autodiscover is directing to the web url / domain, the issue here is that cPanel is getting in the way of Autodiscover.

Login into cPanel and set the Mail Routing on their domains, specifically to ‘Remote Mail Exchange’. Once you set, you should be able to configure your Office365 email in the Outlook.

Open command prompt – Run as Administrator and run the following commands,

net stop w32time
w32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:””
net start w32time
w32tm /config /update
w32tm /resync /rediscover


Method 2:

You can configure using Local Group Policy in the member server, snapshot shows in details.

Setup in the local group policy , force update the policy (gpupdate /force) and restart the service – Windows Time.