Category Archives: Windows Activation

KnowledgeBase: Update adds support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 clients to Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 KMS hosts

I’ve written before on Active Directory-based Activation. This new activation method allows domain-joined Windows 8 clients, Windows 8.1 clients, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2-based member servers to be activated and deactivated automatically based on their domain membership. I’m very fond of this feature. However, for many enterprise organizations, Active Directory-based Activation is […]

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Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 (Poster)

Last week, Microsoft released a poster, detailing identity and authentication for Office 2013 and Office 365. It details the scenario where you would provision accounts in Microsoft’s Online Services environment (Scenario 1) and also details the scenario where you would federate your on-premises Active Directory infrastructure with Microsoft’s Online Services environment (Scenario 2)

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Update adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts

I’ve written before on Active Directory-based Activation. This new activation method allows domain-joined Windows 8 clients and Windows Server 2012-based member servers to be activated and deactivated automatically based on their domain membership. I’m very fond of this feature. However, for many enterprise organizations, Active Directory-based Activation is beyond their reach for numerous reasons.

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New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 16: Active Directory-based Activation

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series New features in AD DS in Windows Server 2012

Windows Genuine Advantage and Windows Activation has been hunting admins trying to make their legally purchased volume licenses seamlessly work for them for years.

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New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 1: Overview

This entry is part 1 of 21 in the series New features in AD DS in Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 can be seen as a major release for Windows Server. Not just in terms of virtualization (Hyper-V 3.0), storage (SMB 3.0 and Storage Spaces) or manageability, but also in terms of Active Directory. There’s a load of new features, improving the lives of many Active Directory admins!

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