… The ONLY REASON your KEY is not being recognized is
- You don’t have a valid key.
- You don’t have it setup right in the server.cfg.
- You don’t have the server.cfg launching with the server.
other then that you launch your server using command prompt
YOURSERVERPATH\run.cmd +exec server.cfg
OR YOU MAKE A BATCH FILE INSIDE THE SERVER MAIN FOLDER
THEN OPEN IT AND PUT THIS IN IT
run +exec server.cfg
Other then that I have NEVER heard of running a key through the cmd prompt to launch the server as its supposed to be in the SERVER.CFG file which LAUNCHES when you start the server PROPERLY.