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Windows Server 2016 Activation stuck at 10%

If you having issues upgrading a trial release of Windows Server 2016 to a purchased licence run this command. It will take some time, so be patient. It will run thru the first few steps quickly then stop at 10% for up to 3- 4 hours depending on the server. Also check that the Windows License Manager Service  is running!

Set-Edition for the type of Software Installed
ProductKey for the licence key

 

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Extend Windows Server Trial

If you don’t have any days left on your evaluation and the rearm count isn’t 0, run the command below to extend the trial and then restart the server: