VMware vSphere – How to activate Windows Server OEM licence in virtual machine
I have installed a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a Fujitus OEM licence on ESXi 6.5, but when i try to activate this operating system i got always an error with licence key. The solution is add following lines to the .vmx file of affected VM.
SMBIOS.reflectHost = "TRUE"
SMBIOS.noOEMStrings = "TRUE"
smbios.addHostVendor = "TRUE"
now you can try activate Windows via Command line:
c:windowssystem32slmgr.vbs /ipk “your product Key” <—without quotes (but enter in CAPS with dashes)