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Change Windows Activation Key as part of OBE (*before* setup is done)

Is there a way to change the activation key in Windows before you start the out of box experience (setup) on machines w/windows pre-installed? For example, say you purchase a laptop with Home ...
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Activation with KMS with other domain not working

On standalone computers for which I want to activate the Windows 2016 and 2019 license I have set the KMS domain with: slmgr.vbs -skms-domain DomainFQDN When I type, on the computer which I want to ...
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Activating Windows 7 In A Secure Environment

My company has a secure (air gapped) internal network in a secure portion of our facility. The machines in this area process data that is not meant to be exposed to the outside world so there is no ...
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Server 2016 eval to essential

currently I have the following running: Name: Windows(R), ServerStandardEval edition Description: Windows(R) Operating System, TIMEBASED_EVAL channel Product Key Channel: Retail:TB:Eval and bought a ...
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How to activate 2016 Standard guest VMs on a 2016 Standard (not Datacenter) server?

I understand that AVMA activation only works with a Datacenter edition host machine. However, the Standard edition is supposed to allow 2 VM installs of Standard as well, but how should those VMs be ...
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Does a client needs constant access to KMS activation server?

If we once activate a Windows Server to a KMS server, do we later need connection to that KMS server? Or is it a completely one-time occasion? Or at later, when updates come, again connection to ...
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Why would you activate Server Standard edition on a Datacenter Edition host?

Windows Server Datacenter Edition allows many things to include Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA). Using AVMA, you can activate equal to & lower & older editions than the host. I can ...
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How to activate Windows Server 2016 using MAK key and no local KMS?

We have a very small virtual environment with only two Server 2012 VMs. We just purchased a license (local government entity) for Windows Server 2016 in order to add another VM to our stack. I'm ...
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slmgr.vbs supress dialog

We use a batch file with the following content to activate our windows domain computer after imaging: slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX slmgr -ato This works well, but there is a problem: ...
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Xeon, Linux and turbo boost technology

I have 4 core Xeon at my server and Debian, the CPU has turbo boost technology. Does the top command in linux show % cpu usage counting with the possibility of turbo boost ? I mean if I have 50% CPU ...
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What are the dangers of buying a windows entreprise key online? [closed]

For multiple reasons I've settled on using Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB. Apart of getting a fake key or getting a legitimate key revoked, what are the dangers of purchasing / applying an unknown ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Datacenter activation issue

I have a licencing problem on Win server 2012 R2. I want to activate windows server 2012 R2 Datacenter using MAK(which I have) with standard procedure(my computer->properties->activate windows->enter ...
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Do GUIRunOnce and product key in a VM template work in SCVMM? If so, why are my VMs being spun up not activated?

I'm using SCVMM v3.2.8224 to manage dozens of VMs that run Windows Server 2012 R2 (both Standard and Datacenter). In each VM template's OS properties, I've inputted the pertinent product key from here....
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How to change the associated user license for an Office 365 installation?

Office 365 allows (*) any user to install all Office applications (currently Office 2016) for which he/she has been granted a license on up to 5 devices; if the user installs the applications from the ...
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How to configure active directory activation from powershell/commandline?

Although it's a simple matter to configure Active Directory activation on Windows Server 2016 once the VA role is installed using the GUI, I need a way to configure this from the command line or ...
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Can I create a pre-activated Windows 7 image

I have a large batch of laptops that all have identical hardware. Right now each laptop has its own backup image (ie Norton Ghost) that contains the installed OS as well as all the relevant software. ...
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CyberLink PowerDirector : You have to be the administrator to activate the system. Only the administrator has the right to activate the program

I received the following error while attempting to Open/Run CyberLink PowerDirector for the first time: You have to be the administrator to activate the system. Only the administrator has the right ...
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Creating Answer File For Windows 7 Deployment

We use Dell Computers here and we are wanting to create a standard Desktop Image for Deployment. We only have the OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional that ships with each system. I understand about ...
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SBS 2008 reinstall on new machine

We purchased a single license on Windows Small Business Server 2008 for a medical office, and soon after a power fault caused the server to overload, destroying the power supply and motherboard. I ...
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Windows server 2012 Essential R2 trial activation [duplicate]

I've installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on my server. Then I've bought an OEM licence to add on this server. I've tried to convert my trial to "full licenced" with my key, but the system ...
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After Office 2013 silent deployment, Activation Fails then Succeeds

I'm having a really strange issue. I'll try to be brief as possible, but I've been through a lot of testing to get here. Our Environment leading up to this point Office 2010 Deployed Lync 2013 (as ...
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Routing to KMS on another network/domain

This question is about KMS activation over a different network from the one my workstation is connected to. The software I am dealing with is Windows 7 Enterprise and MS Office 2013 Scenario I ...
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KMS Host has more than the minimum count, but client machines are still not activating

So pretty as the question states, here is some more info: What I have done: 1) I have setup 36 machines (I have more, but just done one lab for now) to point to the KMS Host 2) I have rearmed the ...
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phpBB: How to handle spammy registrations?

I'm managing a phpBB-based forum that gets hit hard by spammers signing up fake accounts. To combat this, we enabled "administrator activation required", but it's not working so well: When a new user ...
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It it possible to downgrade Windows 10 Enterprise evaluation to Professional? [duplicate]

I'm planning to setup a Hyper-V virtual machine with Windows 10 and try to migrate some business applications. If everything works, I plan to activate with a Win 10 Professional license key. ...
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Windows 7: the product key you entered does not appear to be a valid windows 7 product key

While bulk activating OEM Windows 7 PRO x64 products (we re-image the PCs every three months or so), I always have issues with a couple of machines. The issue I'm facing now is that it reports "the ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise Activation

I borrowed a Windows 7 Enterprise disk from work because it hasn't been released to the general public yet and installed it on a personal machine. I got the machine all setup with my programs then I ...
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Event Viewer Warning: “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057”

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard running on a Dell PowerEdge T320. The server is near one month in use as a domain controller. I've noticed this warning entry showing in the Application log ...
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Server 2012 R2 Activation errors - OEM_SLP

I have inherited a Dell Power Edge R320 server running for a client and it is complaining that it is not activated. I have gone through the activation process by phone using the automated service and ...
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Can't activate volume license Office 2013 installed on retail Windows 7 via KMS

I have a KMS host in my environment running on Windows 7 Enterprise. It is configured to activate all volume licensed editions of Windows and below and Office 2013 and below. It has received the ...
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How to stop DISM resetting activation?

I have a lab of virtual (Windows 7 Ultimate) machines and want to create a Windows image using MDT 2013 / DISM. When I use the DISM capture-image on the reference machine and DISM apply-image on the '...
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How to activate Windows 7 using sysprep unattend.xml?

How can one activate Windows 7 deployed via an image through SysPrep using an unattend.xml file? This is the code I've written so far: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns=...
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Broken activation of Windows Server 2012 [duplicate]

I inherited non-activated Windows Server 2012 Standard. So I purchased retail version "OEM Win Svr Std 2012 R2 x64 CZ 1pk DVD 2CPU / 2VM" and tried to activate it with product key. With this key, I ...
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Convert activated windows server 2012 std on Hyper-V guest to ESXI virtual machine

I've activated Windows Server 2012 on Hyper-V virtual machine (guest) and i want convert it to VMware virtual machine on ESXI server My question is "Can i do it without activate Windows again ?"
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Windows Server 2008: “not genuine” - performance impact?

Is it possible that not activating a copy of Windows Server 2008 might have a performance impact, specifically over TCP? Background: I've been provided with a Windows Server 2008 Oracle VM. It ...
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Virtual Windows 2008 Server Activation with ESX

I had a decommissioned server (Dell PE2950) that we could still use, it had OEM Windows 2003 Std on it but wanted to use it as a new host with VMware ESX5 to put a couple legacy severs on it. I wiped ...
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Windows server 2012 standard activation fails with 0x80072EE2

I am facing a weird problem trying to activate a virtual server running windows server 2012 standard edition: in the end it ends up with 0x80072EE2 error (which should be a timeout). The key is ...
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corporate version of Windows 7 Ultimate no longer genuine after P2V migration [closed]

Windows 7 Ultimate edition on my corporate laptop no longer genuine after P2V migration... I tried slui utility but it did not help. It asks me to either enter / buy a new key or contact Dell ...
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“Show me other ways to activate” is disabled?

I have installed an instance of Win Server 2008 R2 on a Virtual machine. This machine is purposefully on an isolated environment (no internet) for testing purposes. I need to activate the machine ...
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Activate Windows 8 with Server 2008 R2 KMS Host

I have a KMS host running Server 2008 R2 sp1. I have licenses and a KMS host key for Windows 8. I would like to use my existing server to activate these licenses. I've successfully applied the update ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Virtual Lab Activation strategies?

I have a ESXi server that I use for testing, however, I am often needing to create additional Windows Server virtual machines. Typically, if I do not need a VM for more than 30 days, I simply do not ...
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Xen Server expired cannot activate free (greyed out) [closed]

we have installed axenserver and my employee misssed to activate ist, now the 30 days period is over and we cannot activate the free version because the button is greyed out. is there any chance to ...
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Will a Windows 8 KMS key allow older operating systems to be activated?

To put our Windows 8 KMS key onto our KMS server running Server 2008 R2, it appears that we first need to remove the existing Windows 7/Server 2008 key. Is this the case? If so, do the new Windows 8/...
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Who can I complain to about MS Product activation service [closed]

Ok, I'm fuming after having to deal with a MS Support Rep to do a product activation; and now I need to complain to someone. Has anyone found an actual phone number or e-mail address at Microsoft I ...
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Deactivate Win XP SP3

I'm attempting to deactivate a Windows XP SP3 install in order to test configuration scripts. I've tried to modify the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents\...
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MAK - Activation via WDS - Error code: 0xc004f038

I'm setting up a WDS server in a domain where it's said that MAK is being used for activation of the Windows 7 clients. Now, I'm getting this error 0xc004f038 which seems to be related to KMS and ...
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Activating Windows 7: KMS vs. MAK

What are the differences (and maybe pros and cons) of KMS and MAK license activation for Windows 7?
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Silently Installing the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool

I need to be able to silently download and install Windows Genuine Advantage. Where can I download it and What is the command line for silent installation? I am surprised it's so hard to find this ...
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Moving Vmware Workstation VM to another host causes reactivation

I need to find a solution for developers using virtual environments with VMWare Workstation 7. We develop in different and incompatible environments. Presently almost a week is lost when modifying a ...
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Windows Activation in Amazon EC2

I'm trying to activate Windows 2008 Server in Amazon EC2 as described here: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/message.jspa?messageID=185874#185874 I'm trying these two amazon addresses, for my server's ...