Office 365 PowerShell script to retrieve AccountSku license information

A small PowerShell script that lists all users that have the specified Office 365 AccountSkuid enabled on their account.

PowerShell Script to remove Office 365 Service Plans from a user

When assigning an Office 365 license to a user, by default several service plans are enabled. When assigning an Office 365 E3 license to a user, the following service plans are enabled by default: Azure Rights Management Office 365 Pro Read More …

Windows 8 – Troubleshooting Licensing with licensingdiag.exe

Should you encounter problems with activating Windows 8 or Server 2012 then have a look at the new added command-line tool licensingdiag.exe. To run licensingdiag.exe open a command prompt and enter the following command: licensingdiag.exe -report c:\data\licensing\licenserep.xml -log c:\data\licensing\ This Read More …

Windows 8 Active Directory based volume activation

Windows Server 8 comes with a new role called Volume Activation Services. The Volume Activation Service allows IT administrators to enable volume activation for domain joined systems using a Key Management Service Host (KMS) or Active Directory based Activation. This Read More …

ReadTip: Resources for Windows and Office license activation with XenDesktop

Below just a few resources I have collected related to Windows and Office license activation with XenDesktop. Licensing is not an exciting topic but we have to deal with it anyway. KMS Configuration using Citrix Provisioning Services Citrix Managing Microsoft Read More …

ReadTip: General (Windows) activation concepts (KMS/MAK)

A great article from Kevin Ledman – Microsoft Platforms Support, covering the following topics around Windows activation: What is KMS? What is MAK? What do you consider your ‘current operating systems? How do I know what I have available to Read More …

Frequently Asked Questions About Volume License Keys

A good FAQ about Microsoft Volume licensing. Details here

Microsoft VDI Suite License review

Brian Madden has done an analysis on the Microsoft VDI Suite License bundles. Read the entire article here

Volume Activation changes in Windows7

Here is another video from TechnetEdge talking about the changes in volume activation for Windows7. What I found interesting to hear is that there will be a patch available for your current KMS server running on Windows Server 2003 or Read More …

Microsoft Volume Licensing

Most recent Microsoft Volume Licensing documentation can be found here: