Manage Windows License Keys

by Oct 15, 2012

To automatically manage Windows license keys, use slmgr which is a VBScript that you can call from PowerShell. Just make sure that cscript.exe is your default VBScript host. From an elevated PowerShell console, type this:


wscript.exe //H:cscript

Next, run wscript.exe and disable the option "Show Logo". Now you are set.

In Windows Server 2012, for example, you can use slmgr /ipk to register a new one.

If you did register a license key, find out how long it is valid:

slmgr /xpr

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