Windows Server 2008 Server Core has no GUI. So how do you do the Product Activation for Server Core? How do you check if activation was successful? This post tells all.
To activate Windows:
cscript C:WindowsSystem32slmgr.vbs -ato
cscript C:WindowsSystem32slmgr.vbs -dlv
To find out how much time you’ve got (to activate, of course):
cscript C:WindowsSystem32slmgr.vbs -xpr
Output displayed will tell you when the grace period will end.
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Initial grace period ends 4/20/2008 11:23:28 PM
If you are already activated, -xpr switch will tell you that, too
Welcome to the dark side.