Archive for September, 2015

What type of windows licesense do I have?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Any reasonable sized Windows development shop will find itself using both Volume Licensed and MSDN software. Due to the nature of the MSDN licensing; sometimes you have to verify the licenses. The question asked is “How do you tell the difference?”

In my particular instance, a simple command will give you information to make the distinction.

slmgr /dli

(use CTRL + C to copy output from the resulting window)

Windows Script Host
Name: Windows(R), Enterprise edition
Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMS_W10 channel
Partial Product Key: *snip*
License Status: Licensed

If you notice where it displayed “channel” you will see the word “VOLUME”

This particular install uses a volume license.

The following was taken from a test server:

Windows Script Host
Name: Windows Server(R), ServerStandard edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Partial Product Key: *snip*
License Status: Licensed
Volume activation expiration: 249240 minute(s) (173 day(s))

Key Management Service client information
 Client Machine ID (CMID): *snip*
 KMS machine name from DNS: *snip*
 KMS machine extended PID: *snip*
 Activation interval: 120 minutes
 Renewal interval: 10080 minutes
 KMS host caching is enabled

Another volume license.

In time I will update this with output from an OEM, Retail, and MSDN.


What is the iLO4 default password?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Sometimes new server setups are missing the iLO configuration. A failed OS install is usually what discovers this problem and the question of the default password is asked.

For ilo4, you have to look at the toe tag on the server. The password does not have any similarity to the serial number as with previous versions of iLO.