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SkipRearm

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.

ImportantImportant
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.

 

0

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.

1

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.

noteNote
Before running the Sysprep command for the final time to deploy the computer, rearm the computer by setting the SkipRearm setting back to 0. This allows the activation timer to reset, preventing early expiration.

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.

<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>

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