Revalidate Windows License Key
For non FSA-VM models like 3000E or 1000D, Windows VMs are activated before shipment. However, they need to be activated again after a factory reset. The activation might not be possible if the unit has no internet connection for port3.
To re-activate and re-validate Windows license key, do the following:
- Get the installation id and key from syslog.
For example, if the log shows:
Failed to activate WIN7X86VM1 message="Installation ID: 011036048243425236332544839462164671777963470212468040 Error: 0xC004C008 The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used"
Failed to activate WIN7X86VM1 with key GGC2J-Q9M7J-8KKBH-342FP-XXXXX
The Installation ID is: 11036048243425236332544839462164671777963470212468040
The Key is: GGC2J-Q9M7J-8KKBH-342FP-XXXXX
France: 0 805 11 02 35
Get a confirmation ID: Microsoft will ask you to input the Installation ID and answer some questions. If Microsoft can confirm the information, they'll give you a confirmation ID.
- Use the CLI command
confirm-id -a -kGGC2J-Q9M7J-8KKBH-342FP-XXXXX –cconfirmationID.
- Reboot your device.