Updated: August 1, 2012
Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2
SkipRearm specifies whether to run the Windows® Software Licensing Rearm program.
|This setting has been removed in Windows® 8. This setting was deprecated in Windows® 7. Use Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP\SkipRearm instead. This information is for reference only.|
Rearming a computer restores the Windows operating system to the original licensing state. All licensing and registry data that is related to activation is either removed or reset. Any grace-period timers are reset as well.
Specifies that the computer will be rearmed, restoring the computer to the original, out-of-box state. All activation-related licensing and registry data is removed or reset, and any grace-period timers are also reset. This is the default value.
Specifies that the computer will not be rearmed and the computer will not be restored to its original, out-of-box state. All activation-related licensing and registry data will remain and will not be reset. Similarly, any grace-period timers are not reset.
For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC.
The following example specifies that the computer is not rearmed and restored to the original, out-of-box state.