Windows Rearm RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey All,

    I am curious to know how the rearm counter works.. Lets say for example - I run rearm on machine when the count is actually 3. Does it set the count to 1 by default? Or does it increase the count to 4??

    If by mistake I run the rearm script when the count is 3 - is there a way to get that back to 3..

    Also, is there a way to get rid of this situation completely(for Win 2008 R2), so that I can sysprep the images multiple times with valid license.


    Karthik Varadaraja

    Monday, April 15, 2013 6:51 AM


  • Run slmgr /dlv to view the remaining rearm count. After running slmgr /rearm, the count value shall change from 3 to 2.

    Use  the <SkipRearm> setting in an XML answer file (Unattend.xml) to skip the Rearm process when you build the Windows image. Please refer to this KB:

    An error message occurs when you run "Sysprep /generalize" in Windows Vista or Windows 7: "A fatal error occurred while trying to Sysprep the machine"

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:33 AM