Automatic virtual machine activation

How do you activate your Server VMs running under Hyper-V? If you’re in a production environment you likely use a KMS server. But what about test/dev environments, or home labs? Luckily, there is another option, if you’re using the Datacenter edition of Windows. Before anyone freaks out about the Datacenter requirement, that edition is included with the Visual Studio subscriptions, and is available to many college students for free as part of Microsoft’s Imagine Premium program.

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