Upgrade Windows Server 2019 Evaluation to Full Version

Microsoft calls this license conversion. In some releases of Windows Server, you can also freely convert among OEM, volume-licensed, and retail versions with the same command and the appropriate key.

First, check the currently installed version with this command:

DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

You’ll see the details about the edition that you currently have.

Now we can get the list of editions you can convert your current Evaluation edition to:

DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

And you should get this output:

To upgrade to your Evaluation to the edition you want, you can run a PowerShell command to perform the edition upgrade. You will need a valid product key for your target edition.

Run this command:

DISM /online /Set-Edition: /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula

To upgrade from ServerStandardEval to ServerStandard, use the following command:

DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula

To upgrade from ServerDataCenterEval to ServerDataCenter, use the following command:

DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula

You will be prompted to reboot the server during which the server will change its edition.

The server will complete the image-conversion process and then restart twice. After the server reboots, you will need to re-enter your product key and activate.