[SOLVED] Problem activation License Windows

Drthrax74

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Apr 22, 2019
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Hello,

When I create a Windows 10 VM (1909), I can't activate my authentic Windows 10 Retail license. (Never used)

When installing Windows 10, I type my key.


Code:
agent: 1
bios: ovmf
boot: dc
bootdisk: sata0
cores: 4
efidisk0: DISQUE:104/vm-104-disk-0.qcow2,size=128K
machine: q35
memory: 1024
name: WIN10PRO
net0: e1000=1E:F8:86:45:6B:9F,bridge=vmbr0
numa: 0
ostype: win10
sata0: DISQUE:104/vm-104-disk-1.qcow2,cache=writethrough,size=32G
sata1: DISQUE:104/vm-104-disk-2.qcow2,cache=writeback,size=5G,ssd=1
scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
smbios1: uuid=f1256103-6489-4756-a8f8-f57c8da834da
sockets: 1
vmgenid: 5c27a3da-732f-4944-95e5-b5129b9b6248
 

wolfgang

Proxmox Staff Member
Oct 1, 2014
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Hi,

Proxmox VE has not MS Windows Keyserver integrated.
You have to ask the Reseller where you buy the license key or Microsoft directly.
 

VoodooVinny

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May 26, 2022
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I know this is old, but I came across it today and I am curious what [SOLVED] the problem?

I have been doing Proxmox for a few years and I have yet have any Windows VM activate on it's own. I always have to use the telephone method to activate. I have even tried doing the UUID mimic on the same machine after installing Windows bare metal and activating it and then porting that UUID into the VM with the Windows installed the same way (BIOS/UEFI) and it never self activates.

But this answer from wolfgang confuses me. Is wolfgang trying to say the Proxmox does not do activation of Windows products or restrict the Windows activation in any way? And is he tellnig the customer that they have to get with the people they got their Windows activation key from? It almost seems as if the "answer" to this is "It is not a Proxmox problem." and marked as Solved because of that.
 

LnxBil

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Feb 21, 2015
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But this answer from wolfgang confuses me. Is wolfgang trying to say the Proxmox does not do activation of Windows products or restrict the Windows activation in any way? And is he tellnig the customer that they have to get with the people they got their Windows activation key from? It almost seems as if the "answer" to this is "It is not a Proxmox problem." and marked as Solved because of that.
Yes, it's the guest's problem. PVE does not interfere with anything.

Keep in mind that just poping in your license / activation key does not mean that you are allowed to run Windows 10 in a virtualized environment. You probably need further licensing (e.g. VDA and SA).
 

VoodooVinny

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May 26, 2022
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Yes, it's the guest's problem. PVE does not interfere with anything.

Keep in mind that just poping in your license / activation key does not mean that you are allowed to run Windows 10 in a virtualized environment. You probably need further licensing (e.g. VDA and SA).
This is something that is never really talked about in all of the massive amounts of videos circulating where people walk you through installing Windows on Proxmox and then talk about how great it is. There are some that talk about the UUID mirror and everything just working to include the activation. Sucks having so much conflicting information out there.
 

LnxBil

Famous Member
Feb 21, 2015
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This is something that is never really talked about in all of the massive amounts of videos circulating where people walk you through installing Windows on Proxmox and then talk about how great it is. There are some that talk about the UUID mirror and everything just working to include the activation. Sucks having so much conflicting information out there.
It's not a PVE related question, but virtualization in general. No one cares about licensing, because it's not a technical problem and this is a technical forum.
 

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