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Volume Activation - SLMGR

    Question

  • When using the ALL option for slmgr, why would multiple licenses for Windows 7 show up as being installed on the computer? Here's what I am seeing:

    C:\Windows\System32>cscript slmgr.vbs /dli all
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, OCUR add-on for Ultimate,HomePremium,Enterprise,Professional
    ,ServerHomePremium,Embedded
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, TIMEBASED_EVAL channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
    Partial Product Key: -----
    License Status: Licensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, OCUR add-on for Ultimate,HomePremium,Enterprise,Professional
    ,ServerHomePremium,Embedded
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMS_W7 channel
    This license is not in use.
    License Status: Unlicensed

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 3:25 PM

Answers

  • Hello TT-ICCSD,

    It gives you ability to change the product key to one supported by those licenses.  This gives you the ability to convert between Volume and OEM, or from OEM to retail.

    The OS would allow changing to one of those licenses, or using one of those licenses


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    • Marked as answer by TT-ICCSD Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:05 PM
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:00 PM

All replies

  • It should be. This is the difference if you add "all" or not.


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    Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:03 AM
  • I don't undersstand what you are saying.

    My queston is, why is slmgt finding multiple licenses for Windws 7 on the computer. Windows 7 is, of course, installed only once - there should be only one license.

     

    Thursday, April 07, 2011 12:32 PM
  • If you add the "all" in command line, all previous licenses will be listed.
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    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:31 AM
  • Sorry, I didn't do a very good job of stating my question. I understand about the "all" parameter but there shouldn't be any previous licenses for Windows 7 on this computer because the product has never been installed on this compute before. This particular instance is the one and only time.

    So. why would slmge show multiple Windows 7 licenses?

     

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:52 PM
  • Hello TT-ICCSD,

    It gives you ability to change the product key to one supported by those licenses.  This gives you the ability to convert between Volume and OEM, or from OEM to retail.

    The OS would allow changing to one of those licenses, or using one of those licenses


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    • Marked as answer by TT-ICCSD Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:05 PM
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:00 PM
  • Ah, that explains it. Apparently when Win7 is installed all those optional licenses are included in the installation.

    Thanks very much.

     

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:05 PM