The answer is yes and no. I am very sorry.
Technically: Yes, you can. Practically all versions (not editions!) are useable with the same key.
Licensewise: Most probably not. To use the Semi-Annual Channel in the volume licensing programs, you need a valid Software Assurance for Windows Server.
Source: I have been coocoobananas trained. Over many years. I am ...
Option 1: Change NCSI (Network Connectivity Status Indicator) verification parameters
You can change the parameters used by NCSI via GPO under
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Network Connectivity Status Indicator
Set values for the following options which point to internal (and reachable) servers
Corporate DNS Probe ...
For your problem, it's you use the local group policy console (gpedit.msc) from the DC.
You should edit the Default Domain Policy (with the domain Goup Policy's Console), which are where those settings are stored.
I think you could start with this.
CIFS Flexvolume Plugin for Kubernetes
The flexvolume plugin is a single shell script named cifs. This shell script must be available on the Kubernetes master and on each of the Kubernetes nodes. By default, Kubernetes searches for third party volume plugins in /usr/libexec/kubernetes/kubelet-plugins/volume/exec/....