The Product Key You Entered Didn't Work – Server 2019

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    When trying to activate Server 2019, you may get this error:

    The product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. (0x80070490)

    This isn’t Windows Server 2019 Activation problem, it’s just a bug entering the product key.

    To workaround this bug and activate windows, open a command prompt window in elevated mode (right click -> Run as Administrator) and enter the following command with your product key instead of the XXX’s:

    cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX

    You should then be able to activate Server 2019 without the product key you entered didn’t work (0x80070490) error.

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