SharePoint 2013 Installation Error: The current server cannot be joined to this farm

I got this error while running the SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard
An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. Additional exception information: The current server cannot be joined to the farm because the set of installed products does not match the products installed in the farm.
I looked at the logs and found this error:
The current server cannot be joined to this farm because the set of installed products does not match the products installed in the farm. The license state for the current server doesn’t match the farm’s license state.
After validating the current and new servers products I found that the product key that was provided was for a SharePoint Enterprise and the current one was running Standard Edition. In order to join a server to the farm you need to have the same products installed on the new server.

Here is a quick way to validate the products installed on a server:

1. Run regedit

2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\WSS\InstalledProducts

3. The product GUIDs are as follows:


C5D855EE-F32B-4A1C-97A8-F0A28CE02F9C – “SharePoint Server 2013”
B7D84C2B-0754-49E4-B7BE-7EE321DCE0A9 – “SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise”
9FF54EBC-8C12-47D7-854F-3865D4BE8118 – “SharePoint Foundation 2013”

4. Replace with the necessary product GUID.

5. Enjoy

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