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Windows server 2016 - align renewing license query

Dear Support, I have situation that due to my company being depart from other company but would like to acquire license like windows server type, product key, SKU code and expiry date. I have done slmgr /xpr in command but it only shows machine permanent activate but I would like to require more detail to purchase Cal license for my company server. The offer will be in this form but do I have any other method to compare with current server? Thank you ![82498-server.png][1] [1]: /answers/storage/attachments/82498-server.png

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Windows Cals are not installed or tracked anywhere except via the documentation that came with your purchase. Windows CALs are for either user or device server access.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/client-access-license

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ITAdminAlwaysMarketing-0180 answered

Thank you for reply but how about Windows Server license? Current installed server was Windows Server 2016 but as info I receive from quotation offer most likely Windows Server 2019 hence question come again:

1)How to check expiry license?
2)Do we purchase correct sku?
3)How to key in new license?
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Windows Server licenses are permanent, they wouldn't expire. If you purchased new Windows Server licenses then it stands to reason they would be the current lasted version (2019) If you wanted to install Server 2016 with these licenses then you'll need to either contact the reseller or microsoft to obtain a downgrade license.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/existing-customer/activation-centers




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ITAdminAlwaysMarketing-0180 answered

Thank you for your feedback again.

Reason for getting new license were due to my company was depart from another company hence require have proof license before auditing by government to prevent further trouble.

As you mention before hence how do I know I'm getting correct SKU for my server( which attach picture in comment earlier) regardless server 2019 or 2016?

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Ok, the license looks correct. A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server. The server shown has 8 core so the 16 core license is fine. You'll need to either contact the reseller or microsoft to obtain a downgrade product key. Then to install the new product key you can


slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
slmgr /ato




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ITAdminAlwaysMarketing-0180 answered

Thank you DS Patrick for much support and info, I try to look up then. If encounter a roadblock again will update here again.

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Dear Patrick, do you have any support email that refer to my case I could enquire as due to confidential. Current in Malaysia and it may require email to be evidence in case for any circumstances, thank you.

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You can contact the licensing center to get your downgrade product key(s) then you'll have this documentation for your record keeping.







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Thank you again but it seems I can't reach due to Malaysia and Maldives having same contact number while volume license toll free unable to reach as well.

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