How To: Check the Activation Status of Windows Vista
Are you a user of Windows Vista Enterprise or Business editions and would like to know the status of activation of a specific computer? Want to make sure that the computer connected properly to the Key Management Server (KMS) or used your Multiple Activation Key (MAK) properly? Or are you a home user and just want to make sure your computer is fully activated?
Users of Windows Vista have the possibility of checking the activation status of the operating system, to see if they are fully activated or if the computer is properly connected to the Key Management Server(KMS).
- Click on the Start Button and key in CMD and hit Enter to start up Command Prompt.
- At the prompt, type in “slmgr.vbs -dli“
- After a few seconds you will be presented with a pop-up message with your activation status.
Also you can check check the Windows Vista activation expiry date with the command: slmgr -xpr