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Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

SkipAutoActivation specifies whether Windows® attempts to automatically activate. For automatic activation to complete, a valid Windows product key is required.

After Windows has been activated, it is not necessary to use the unattended-Setup setting: Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX\SkipAutoActivation. Do not use the SkipAutoActivation setting on a system that has already been activated with a non-system locked pre-installation (SLP) license key.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.



Specifies that Windows does not attempt to automatically activate.


Specifies that Windows attempts to automatically activate. This is the default value.

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX.

The following sample XML output specifies that auto-activation is skipped.


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