But at the end of the call they determined the issue was activation related, which has free support, so they refunded the money. And no, it's not because we were rude. On the advice of Micrsoft support and against my better judgement, we have tried a range of different volume license keys on the clients themselves. Simple really; we are looking to expand our team internally in order to provide you even more great content, as well as take on a more proactive role in the future with our readers more to come on that later! I could walk away if you want to rant! Not all Volume Licensing products require a key. For example, it can be a client computer running Windows 10.
Computers must also connect to the campus network at least once every 180 days to re-activate. Today I was told the same thing again by a different support person, so it seems to be a thing people believe even though it seems ridiculous to me. Lawrence Abrams is the creator and owner of BleepingComputer. Thanks in advance for your help. Features: Use for Activation of Microsoft Office 10 and 13 Use to Uninstall Office. If you are still unable to activate after attempting the above steps, let us know in the comments or.
The documentation found on indicates that once the 2019 key is added, there will not be support for Windows 7. None of them even knew that there were two keys involved, one for the host and one for the clients. No action needs to be taken. We are 100% certain that the machines can locate the activation server, because we can see the activation attempts count increase, and we get different errors from different product keys. Rob, Thanks for the tip! Permanent Activation for Any version of Windows and Office This is a set of tools and functions for managing licensing, deploying, and activating Microsoft Office and Windows. An example of an error message you may see is: Error s : Activating Windows R , ServerDatacenter edition Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. I want to be sure that 2008 servers and windows 7 machines are still activated.
It worked and activated Office 2016 and Windows 10. To help determine which activation method to use for Windows, see the. We will continue bringing you the same great content, from the same great contributors, on our new platform. This Win 10 activation process is not working, and the support services Microsoft provides to help with activation are fundamentally, hopelessly broken. What I'm trying to do is neither unusual nor difficult. Microsoft published a new support article, , on January 10, 2019 that explains the activation issue and provides a solution to fix it.
When you install Microsoft software, you generally need to provide a Microsoft product key. Active Directory activation is not an option - it does not work with work group machines or my server build images. This happens on a fresh install with no software installed. For more information about the use and syntax of slmgr. Please note that it can take up to two hours for automated activation to take effect. Please note that it can take up to two hours for automated activation to take effect. Have you done any troubleshooting on the 10 machines? But it is no different than running cscript.
Shut down the image again. Also what is the reason for that weird long command lines? So make sure you have tried that. Chris Microsoft wrote: what are you trying to activate, or did I miss this this in your post? But now, what will happen when I register the 2019 one? Administrators had to find a way to work around the issue elsewhere, and the article that helped several administrators. I rearmed Windows 8 days ago. Sorry for the frustrating experience, but glad you got it working and hope you have a good holiday. If you are using ExpressRoute with a default route published, please see. He or she would also need to do this if someone attempted to activate your software with an invalid or expired Product Key.
This updates was never been shipped via Windows Update — the activation update has to be manually downloaded and installed afaik. I could walk away if you want to rant! Lawrence's area of expertise includes malware removal and computer forensics. There is a third model for completing volume activation called Active Directory-Based activation. It does not work for 2012 or 2008 R2. Software licensing service version: 10. These events are not related. You need to find the key on the Microsoft Volume License Service Center.
After 5 minutes, I was transferred to a department whose only job seems to be to tell me I need to pay for a support instance no matter what question I ask. On the advice of Micrsoft support and against my better judgement, we have tried a range of different volume license keys on the clients themselves. No action should be required. Microsoft notes that the issue was not caused by the release of security updates for Windows 7 in January 2019. And I guess 2012 R2 and 2016 servers will come along for the ride as well. Switch into the folder where you extracted the Pstools.
Activate Windows Server 2019 in your environment. All Versions Microsoft Toolkit 2. Paying for support when installing a system is one thing. I tried many other solutions to get this done for free as I used to 6 months ago. For detailed instructions, see and. Will Windows 7 clients be smart enough to try the latter if the former does not work. Note If you receive error 0xC004F015 when trying to activate Windows 10 Enterprise, see.
Volume Activation applies to systems that are covered under a Volume Licensing program and is used strictly as a tool for activation and not tied to license invoicing or billing. Since our team encompasses many more roles than Premier Field Engineers these days, we felt it was also time we reflected that initial expansion. . Volume Activation applies to systems that are covered under a Volume Licensing program and is used strictly as a tool for activation; it is in no way tied to license invoicing or billing. They service all workstations Windows 7 through Windows 10 and all servers 2008 through 2016. The required server updates have been applied.