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July 2024 Archive

Manually Pointing Windows Activation At Alternate KMS Host

Screen snip of a successful Windows 11 Enterprise KMS Activation

If you work with a lot of disparate dev and test devices across different domains, tenants, etc., you might run into the sort of Windows activation issue I encounter. In particular, when I'm doing dev/test work using physical hardware in my lab space (for things like OSD or OSDCloud), these machines wind up managed by my dev/test tenants/environments, and thus not pointing at our production KMS server for Windows activation.

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