Windows 7 (Build 6801) 'Windows is Activated' with no expiration date. I am puzzled

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LUg, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. LUg

    LUg MDL Junior Member

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    When I click on Computer Properties it is just showing ' Windows is Activated' as it would with Vista. There is no mention of expiration. Is this good news or will (Build 6801) still stop working next year.:confused:
     
  2. Gyrxiur

    Gyrxiur MDL Junior Member

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    use slmgr -vbs and you will find the timebomb
     
  3. LUg

    LUg MDL Junior Member

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    @ Gyrxiur

    Many Thanks for the suggestion, but when I go into slmgr I cannot make head nor tail of it.
    This is the read out I am getting ANY CLUES PLEASE ???

    [Strings]
    L_optInstallProductKey="ipk"
    L_optInstallProductKeyUsage="Install product key (replaces existing key)"
    L_optUninstallProductKey="upk"
    L_optUninstallProductKeyUsage="Uninstall product key"
    L_optActivateProduct="ato"
    L_optActivateProductUsage="Activate Windows"
    L_optDisplayInformation="dli"
    L_optDisplayInformationUsage="Display license information (default: current license)"
    L_optDisplayInformationVerbose="dlv"
    L_optDisplayInformationUsageVerbose="Display detailed license information (default: current license)"
    L_optExpirationDatime="xpr"
    L_optExpirationDatimeUsage="Expiration date for current license state"
    L_optClearPKeyFromRegistry="cpky"
    L_optClearPKeyFromRegistryUsage="Clear product key from the registry (prevents disclosure attacks)"
    L_optInstallLicense="ilc"
    L_optInstallLicenseUsage="Install license"
    L_optReinstallLicenses="rilc"
    L_optReinstallLicensesUsage="Re-install system license files"
    L_optDisplayIID="dti"
    L_optDisplayIIDUsage="Display Installation ID for offline activation"
    L_optPhoneActivateProduct="atp"
    L_optPhoneActivateProductUsage="Activate product with user-provided Confirmation ID"
    L_optReArmWindows="rearm"
    L_optReArmWindowsUsage="Reset the licensing status of the machine"
    L_optSetKmsName="skms"
    L_optSetKmsNameUsage="Set the name and/or the port for the KMS computer this machine will use. IPv6 address must be specified in the format [hostname]:port"
    L_optClearKmsName="ckms"
    L_optClearKmsNameUsage="Clear name of KMS computer used (sets the port to the default)"
    L_optSetKmsHostCaching="skhc"
    L_optSetKmsHostCachingUsage="Enable KMS host caching"
    L_optClearKmsHostCaching="ckhc"
    L_optClearKmsHostCachingUsage="Disable KMS host caching"
    L_optSetActivationInterval="sai"
    L_optSetActivationIntervalUsage="Set interval (minutes) for unactivated clients to attempt KMS connection. The activation interval must be between 15 minutes (min) and 30 days (max) although the default (2 hours) is recommended."
    L_optSetRenewalInterval="sri"
    L_optSetRenewalIntervalUsage="Set renewal interval (minutes) for activated clients to attempt KMS connection. The renewal interval must be between 15 minutes (min) and 30 days (max) although the default (7 days) is recommended."
    L_optSetKmsListenPort="sprt"
    L_optSetKmsListenPortUsage="Set TCP port KMS will use to communicate with clients"
    L_optSetDNS="sdns"
    L_optSetDNSUsage="Enable DNS publishing by KMS (default)"
    L_optClearDNS="cdns"
    L_optClearDNSUsage="Disable DNS publishing by KMS"
    L_optSetNormalPriority="spri"
    L_optSetNormalPriorityUsage="Set KMS priority to normal (default)"
    L_optClearNormalPriority="cpri"
    L_optClearNormalPriorityUsage="Set KMS priority to low"
    L_ParamsActivationID="<Activation ID>"
    L_ParamsActivationIDOptional="[Activation ID]"
    L_ParamsActIDOptional="[Activation ID | All]"
    L_ParamsProductKey="<Product Key>"
    L_ParamsLicenseFile="<License file>"
    L_ParamsPhoneActivate="<Confirmation ID>"
    L_ParamsSetKms="<Name[:port] | : port> [Activation ID]"
    L_ParamsSetListenKmsPort="<Port>"
    L_ParamsSetActivationInterval="<Activation Interval>"
    L_ParamsSetRenewalInterval="<Renewal Interval>"
    L_MsgHelp_1="Windows Software Licensing Management Tool"
    L_MsgHelp_2="Usage: slmgr.vbs [MachineName [User Password]] [<Option>]"
    L_MsgHelp_3="MachineName: Name of remote machine (default is local machine)"
    L_MsgHelp_4="User: Account with required privilege on remote machine"
    L_MsgHelp_5="Password: password for the previous account"
    L_MsgGlobalOptions="Global Options:"
    L_MsgAdvancedOptions="Advanced Options:"
    L_MsgKmsClientOptions="Volume Licensing: Key Management Service (KMS) Client Options:"
    L_MsgKmsOptions="Volume Licensing: Key Management Service (KMS) Options:"
    L_MsgMissingOption="Option is missing and it must be provided"
    L_MsgUnrecognizedOption="Unrecognized option: "
    L_MsgErrorProductNotFound="Error: product not found."
    L_MsgClearedPKey="Product key from registry cleared successfully."
    L_MsgInstalledPKey="Installed product key %PKEY% successfully."
    L_MsgUninstalledPKey="Uninstalled product key successfully."
    L_MsgErrorPKey="Error: product key not found."
    L_MsgInstallationID="Installation ID: "
    L_MsgPhoneNumbers="Product activation telephone numbers can be obtained by searching the phone.inf file for the appropriate phone number for your location/country. You can open the phone.inf file from a Command Prompt or the Start Menu by running: notepad %systemroot%\system32\sppui\phone.inf"
    L_MsgActivating="Activating %PRODUCTNAME% (%PRODUCTID%) ..."
    L_MsgActivated="Product activated successfully."
    L_MsgActivated_Failed="Error: Product activation failed."
    L_MsgConfID="Confirmation ID for product %ACTID% deposited successfully."
    L_MsgErrorDescription="Error description: "
    L_MsgErrorConnection="Error 0x%ERRCODE% occurred in connecting to server %COMPUTERNAME%."
    L_MsgErrorConnectionRegistry="Error 0x%ERRCODE% occurred in connecting to the registry on server %COMPUTERNAME%."
    L_MsgErrorImpersonation="Error 0x%ERRCODE% occurred in setting impersonation level."
    L_MsgErrorAuthenticationLevel="Error 0x%ERRCODE% occurred in setting authentication level."
    L_MsgErrorWMI="Error 0x%ERRCODE% occurred in creating a locator object."
    L_MsgErrorText_6="On a computer running Windows 7 or Windows Server 7 (non-core) edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0x%ERRCODE%' to display the error text."
    L_MsgErrorText_8="Error: "
    L_MsgErrorText_9="Error: option %OPTION% needs %PARAM%"
    L_MsgErrorText_11="The machine is running within the non-genuine grace period. Please run 'slui.exe' to go online and make the machine genuine."
    L_MsgErrorText_12="Windows is running within the non-genuine notification period. Please run 'slui.exe 0x31' to go online and validate Windows."
    L_MsgLicenseFile="License file %LICENSEFILE% installed successfully."
    L_MsgKmsPriSetToLow="KMS priority set to Low"
    L_MsgKmsPriSetToNormal="KMS priority set to Normal"
    L_MsgWarningKmsPri="Warning: Priority can only be set on a KMS machine that is also activated."
    L_MsgKmsDnsPublishingDisabled="DNS publishing disabled"
    L_MsgKmsDnsPublishingEnabled="DNS publishing enabled"
    L_MsgKmsDnsPublishingWarning="Warning: DNS Publishing can only be set on a KMS machine that is also activated."
    L_MsgKmsPortSet="KMS port set to %PORT% successfully."
    L_MsgWarningKmsReboot="Warning: a KMS reboot is needed for this setting to take effect."
    L_MsgWarningKmsPort="Warning: KMS port can only be set on a KMS machine that is also activated."
    L_MsgRenewalSet="Volume renewal interval set to %RENEWAL% minutes successfully."
    L_MsgWarningRenewal="Warning: Volume renewal interval can only be set on a KMS machine that is also activated."
    L_MsgActivationSet="Volume activation interval set to %ACTIVATION% minutes successfully."
    L_MsgWarningActivation="Warning: Volume activation interval can only be set on a KMS machine that is also activated."
    L_MsgKmsNameSet="Key Management Service machine name set to %KMS% successfully."
    L_MsgKmsNameCleared="Key Management Service machine name cleared successfully."
    L_MsgKmsHostCachingDisabled="KMS host caching is disabled"
    L_MsgKmsHostCachingEnabled="KMS host caching is enabled"
    L_MsgErrorActivationID="Error: Activation ID (%ActID%) not found."
    L_MsgRearm_1="Command completed successfully."
    L_MsgRearm_2="Please restart the system for the changes to take effect."
    L_MsgRemainingWindowsRearmCount="Remaining Windows rearm count: %COUNT%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusUnlicensed="Unlicensed"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusVL="Volume activation will expire %ENDDATE%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusTBL="Timebased activation will expire %ENDDATE%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusLicensed="The machine is permanently activated."
    L_MsgLicenseStatusInitialGrace="Initial grace period ends %ENDDATE%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusAdditionalGrace="Additional grace period ends %ENDDATE%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusNonGenuineGrace="Non-genuine grace period ends %ENDDATE%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusNotification="Windows is in Notification mode"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusExtendedGrace="Extended grace period ends %ENDDATE%"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusUnlicensed_1="License Status: Unlicensed"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusLicensed_1="License Status: Licensed"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusVL_1="Volume activation expiration: %MINUTE% minute(s) (%DAY% day(s))"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusTBL_1="Timebased activation expiration: %MINUTE% minute(s) (%DAY% day(s))"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusInitialGrace_1="License Status: Initial grace period"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusAdditionalGrace_1="License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusNonGenuineGrace_1="License Status: Non-genuine grace period."
    L_MsgLicenseStatusNotification_1="License Status: Notification"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusExtendedGrace_1="License Status: Extended grace period"
    L_MsgNotificationErrorReasonNonGenuine="Notification Reason: 0x%ERRCODE% (non-genuine)."
    L_MsgNotificationErrorReasonExpiration="Notification Reason: 0x%ERRCODE% (grace time expired)."
    L_MsgNotificationErrorReasonOther="Notification Reason: 0x%ERRCODE%."
    L_MsgLicenseStatusTimeRemaining="Time remaining: %MINUTE% minute(s) (%DAY% day(s))"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusUnknown="License Status: Unknown"
    L_MsgLicenseStatusEvalEndData="Evaluation End Date: "
    L_MsgReinstallingLicenses="Re-installing license files ..."
    L_MsgLicensesReinstalled="License files re-installed successfully."
    L_MsgServiceVersion="Software licensing service version: "
    L_MsgProductName="Name: "
    L_MsgProductDesc="Description: "
    L_MsgActID="Activation ID: "
    L_MsgAppID="Application ID: "
    L_MsgPID4="Extended PID: "
    L_MsgProcessorCertUrl="Processor Certificate URL: "
    L_MsgMachineCertUrl="Machine Certificate URL: "
    L_MsgUseLicenseCertUrl="Use License URL: "
    L_MsgPKeyCertUrl="Product Key Certificate URL: "
    L_MsgPartialPKey="Partial Product Key: "
    L_MsgErrorLicenseNotInUse="This license is not in use."
    L_MsgKmsInfo="Key Management Service client information"
    L_MsgCmid="Client Machine ID (CMID): "
    L_MsgRegisteredKmsName="Registered KMS machine name: "
    L_MsgKmsFromDnsUnavailable="DNS auto-discovery: KMS name not available"
    L_MsgKmsFromDns="KMS machine name from DNS: "
    L_MsgKmsPID4="KMS machine extended PID: "
    L_MsgActivationInterval="Activation interval: %INTERVAL% minutes"
    L_MsgRenewalInterval="Renewal interval: %INTERVAL% minutes"
    L_MsgKmsEnabled="Key Management Service is enabled on this machine"
    L_MsgKmsCurrentCount="Current count: "
    L_MsgKmsListeningOnPort="Listening on Port: "
    L_MsgKmsPriNormal="KMS priority: Normal"
    L_MsgKmsPriLow="KMS priority: Low"
    L_MsgInvalidDataError="Error: The data is invalid"
    L_MsgUndeterminedPrimaryKey="Warning: SLMGR was not able to validate the current product key for Windows. Please upgrade to the latest service pack."
    L_MsgUndeterminedPrimaryKeyOperation="Warning: This operation may affect more than one target license. Please verify the results."
    L_MsgUndeterminedOperationFormat="Processing the license for %PRODUCTDESCRIPTION% (%PRODUCTID%)."
    L_MsgPleaseActivateRefreshKMSInfo="Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values."
    L_MsgKmsCumulativeRequestsFromClients="Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients"
    L_MsgKmsTotalRequestsRecieved="Total requests received: "
    L_MsgKmsFailedRequestsReceived="Failed requests received: "
    L_MsgKmsRequestsWithStatusUnlicensed="Requests with License Status Unlicensed: "
    L_MsgKmsRequestsWithStatusLicensed="Requests with License Status Licensed: "
    L_MsgKmsRequestsWithStatusInitialGrace="Requests with License Status Initial grace period: "
    L_MsgKmsRequestsWithStatusLicenseExpiredOrHwidOot="Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: "
    L_MsgKmsRequestsWithStatusNonGenuineGrace="Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: "
    L_MsgKmsRequestsWithStatusNotification="Requests with License Status Notification: "
    L_MsgError_C004C001="The activation server determined the specified product key is invalid"
    L_MsgError_C004C003="The activation server determined the specified product key is blocked"
    L_MsgError_C004B100="The activation server determined that the computer could not be activated"
    L_MsgError_C004C008="The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used"
    L_MsgError_C004C020="The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key has exceeded its limit"
    L_MsgError_C004C021="The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key extension limit has been exceeded"
    L_MsgError_C004D307="The maximum allowed number of re-arms has been exceeded. You must re-install the OS before trying to re-arm again"
    L_MsgError_C004F009="The software Licensing Service reported that the grace period expired"
    L_MsgError_C004F00F="The Software Licensing Server reported that the hardware ID binding is beyond level of tolerance"
    L_MsgError_C004F014="The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available"
    L_MsgError_C004F025="Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges"
    L_MsgError_C004F02C="The software Licensing Service reported that the format for the offline activation data is incorrect"
    L_MsgError_C004F035="The software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated with a Volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from a qualified operating system. Please contact your system administrator or use a different type of key"
    L_MsgError_C004F038="The software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. The count reported by your Key Management Service (KMS) is insufficient. Please contact your system administrator"
    L_MsgError_C004F039="The software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. The Key Management Service (KMS) is not enabled"
    L_MsgError_C004F041="The software Licensing Service determined that the Key Management Server (KMS) is not activated. KMS needs to be activated"
    L_MsgError_C004F042="The software Licensing Service determined that the specified Key Management Service (KMS) cannot be used"
    L_MsgError_C004F050="The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid"
    L_MsgError_C004F051="The software Licensing Service reported that the product key is blocked"
    L_MsgError_C004F064="The software Licensing Service reported that the non-Genuine grace period expired"
    L_MsgError_C004F065="The software Licensing Service reported that the application is running within the valid non-genuine period"
    L_MsgError_C004F066="The Software Licensing Service reported that the product SKU is not found"
    L_MsgError_C004F06B="The software Licensing Service determined that it is running in a virtual machine. The Key Management Service (KMS) is not supported in this mode"
    L_MsgError_C004F074="The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. The Key Management Service (KMS) is unavailable"
    L_MsgError_C004F075="The Software Licensing Service reported that the operation cannot be completed because the service is stopping"
    L_MsgError_5="Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges"
    L_MsgError_80070005="Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges"
    L_MsgError_80070057="The parameter is incorrect"
    L_MsgError_8007232A="DNS server failure"
    L_MsgError_8007232B="DNS name does not exist"
    L_MsgError_800706BA="The RPC server is unavailable"
    L_MsgError_8007251D="No records found for DNS query"


    See what I mean

    LUg.
     
  4. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hi LUg,

    Gyrxiur means type slmgr -xpr at the command prompt. :)
     
  5. LUg

    LUg MDL Junior Member

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    Hi ZarForD at command prompt and its tells me 'Windows 7 Ultimate Windows is permanently activated' Is it time to start celebrating ???

    LUg.
     
  6. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    slmgr.vbs -dlv

    try this
     
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  7. LUg

    LUg MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks bchat I am reading

    Evaluation End Date 8/2/2009

    Remaining Windows rearm count 3

    I assume that if I rearm it a day before it expires I will get another 3 months !

    Is this correct ?

    LUg.
     
  8. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    My Evaluation expiration date is 8/1/2009 7:59:59PM

    you got an extra day.

    I have no idea what "rearm" is/does, or how to do it.
    Someone else around here should be able to explain this.

    I am assuming that the public beta, or at least a newer build, will be available by then.
     
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  9. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    -rearm is used only to extend trial period for non-activated OS for another 30 days (or 60 for Server2008). Has nothing to do with expiration date for activated beta releases, aka time-bomb. Then, again, why even to bother, when we'll forget about 6801 as soon as real Beta will come out, and we'll forget about Beta's and RC's when RTM will be released?
     
  10. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    ...yes we will;)

    Thanks for explaining.
     
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