Windows 7 ESU activation problem

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How to deploy Windows 7 ESU activation License please provide the script if any and what please provide the troubleshooting steps if the machine not receiving the license. As i am new for window 7 ESU deployements any help will be appriciated. Thanks for your help

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Vinod Pandit 2 months 10 Answers 48 views Beginner 0

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  1. Its Free i would advise to use VAMT as the same is recommendations from Microsoft aswell.

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  2. i already checked your post and great fan of your article but we are not using VAMT for this

  3. Have you installed Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to automate everything

    May be have a look at this https://www.anoopcnair.com/windows-7-extended-security-update-step-by-step/

  4. Hello Ankit, thanks for your quick reply but the details you have shared is just a manual method and we have 650 machines in our environment which are facing issue can you help me with a script if possible.

    Yes we have a MAK key and it is not managed by KMS server.

    • If you have still not activated the ESU then I am sure machines are also not patched with latest updates.Are the prereq updates installed on machines?
      If yes the you can have a simple package with two program one for installing the key and other for activation, these program can be a simple batch script like i already mentioned the command line.

      If the prereq patches are not installed then you have to either patch them before or connect with some scripting guy in your environment who can write the steps to first check the prereq patches if not then the script should install it and then activate the key.

      My recommendation for you would be to install all prereq patches from sccm and then use VAMT which is simple and very effective tool, nothing extra is required only a windows 7 or 10 machine, check the required ports and SQL express which you can download from internet.

    • you can use below commands and replace the KEY, save the file as activation.cmd, create SCCM package and try.

      @echo off
      cscript //B “%windir%system32slmgr.vbs” /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
      cscript //B “%windir%system32slmgr.vbs” /ato 77db037b-95c3-48d7-a3ab-a9c6d41093e0

  5. Hello, do you have MAK key or its managed by KMS server?
    Are all clients connected to internet because both have different procedures.

    Read this below wonderful article which will explain you all the steps to be taken.The article also includes VAMT procedure which I have used and for small environment it is wonderful tool.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/obtaining-extended-security-updates-for-eligible-windows-devices/ba-p/1167091

    On the high level steps which needs to be taken are-
    1. Check the prereq patches required in the article.
    2.slmgr /ipk ( this will install the new key)
    3. slmgr /dlv ( by this command you can see the activation ID.
    4. slmgr /ato ( by this command it will activate the key).

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