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  • How to Activate 2008 from command line

    Open a command windows

    slmgr.vbs -ipk "product key"

    You should recieve a cscript success message

    now run windows\system32\slui.exe

    now just follow the normal activation instructions.


    Use this to check activation state: slmgr.vbs /dli


    Loads more good info here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd772269.aspx
    Last edited by ac427; 25th August 2009, 17:44.

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    Re: How to Activate 2008 from command line

    techy! I like it

    Jordan
    Jordan

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    (MICROSOFT-NORTEL-CISCO-ZYXEL)

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      Re: How to Activate 2008 from command line

      If you're asking how to do it in Windows Server 2008 Core, the command to activate the server is:

      C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -ato

      The command:

      C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs -ipk <product key> installs the product key but does not activate the server.

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