Introduction I was working with a customer recently who could not get clients or servers at a new remote site to activate using Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA). They were getting event ID 8214 as in the image below. Notice in the above where I bold the computer name Client1.Child1.Contoso.local. This means that Client1 is … Continue reading Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) Fails with Error: 0x8007202B
In part 3 we will focus on how to activate Microsoft Office using each of the three activation methods, and explain the limitation and best practices regarding each of them. This post will also deal with activation diagnostics and troubleshooting.
In the previous part of the series, we talked about KMS, MAK, and how to choose between the two when looking for the right activation method in your environment. Today, we are going to talk about Active Directory-based activation or ADBA in short. Series: Part 1 - KMS and MAK Part 2 - Active Directory-Based … Continue reading Understanding Volume Activation Services – Part 2 (Active Directory-Based Activation)
Windows Activation and KMS have been around for many years - and still - a lot of people don't understand the basics of Windows activation, what are the differences between KMS and MAK, and how to choose the best Volume Activation method that meets the organization’s needs. In this blog post, we'll shed some light on these … Continue reading Understanding Volume Activation Services – Part 1 (KMS and MAK)