Chapter 24. Licensing and Activation

This chapter provides information and commands concerning the following topics:

Managing activation tasks with slmgr

Forcing registration of KMS server SRV records

Manually creating an SRV record for KMS

Tip

You should be familiar with the different licensing and activation steps when preparing for the 70-643 exam.

Managing Activation Tasks with slmgr

The Software Licensing Management tool (slmgr.vbs) is a script you can use to perform several activation tasks. This tool has many capabilities, including simple tasks, such as rearming or activating Windows, to more advanced tasks, such as reviewing the license information or configuring KMS options. The following sections cover the common uses of ...

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