ASR V2A – Configuration Server Template Licensing (Windows OVA)

This post will be for covering the Configuration Server OVA template that you download from Microsoft during setup of Azure Site Recovery for VMware to Azure scenarios.

If you choose to download the template instead of creating a server from scratch, you will notice that the type of server included with the template is an evaluation build of Windows Server Standard 2016. Microsoft will supply the pre-made template, you just have to supply the licensing for it.

The licensing is for 180 days from first power-on of the server. As time goes on, you will notice that the server will begin to behave strangely once the licensing ticks past day 0. The main thing.. {continued}

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