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Downgrade Server 2016 to 2012 R2

We have an R540 that was purchased reently with server 2016 std preinstalled.  It just came to our attention that it needed to have 2012 R2 installed.  I have 3 lines on the Dell quote about the license and media and one states Windows Server 2016 standard Edition, No Media,2012R2 Downgrade Media, Multi-Languard (634-BJQR).  does this mean I have downgrade rights?  If so what about the 2012 R2 product key?

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Re: Downgrade Server 2016 to 2012 R2


The downgrade media is an optional purchase. If it was purchased then you received the media along with a card with the product ID key. Server 2012 R2 should be available as a downgrade option.


Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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