View Licensing Status and Activation ID of your Windows OS with slmgr.vbs

Windows Software Licensing Management Tool, slmgr.vbs is a command line licensing tool. It is a visual basic script used to configure licensing in Windows and also helps you see the licensing status of your Windows 10/8/7 installation.

Activation is the initial process by which a Windows running on a PC is determined to be properly licensed and genuine, and it’s really quick and easy. It is different from Registration, in the sense that, Activation is the process of ensuring that your copy of Windows is used according to the Microsoft Software License Terms, whereas registration is the process of entering information to sign up for product support, tools and tips, and other product benefits.

View Licensing Status & Activation ID

To see the licensing status of your Windows 10/8/7 installation, open the Run box, type the following and hit Enter:

slmgr.vbs /dlv

The following dialog box will appear.

To get all the Activation IDs for the installed version of Windows, open the Run box, type the following and hit Enter:

slmgr.vbs /dlv al

Because of WMI changes in Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Server, the Slmgr.vbs script is not intended to work across platforms. Using Slmgr.vbs to manage a Windows 10/8/7 or Windows Server system from the Windows Vista operating system is not supported.

If you want the Windows operating system to attempt activation by using whichever key has been installed in the operating system, on a client computer, open a Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:

slmgr.vbs /ato

The /ato command helps in this case.

If you are looking for more Slmgr.vbs Options visit TechNet.

Troubleshooting Windows Activation States may also interest you!

Go here to find out how to check the activation status & type of Microsoft Office.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Afshan Akely

    I have used all kinds of OS, Beside of Microsoft Provides many kinds of Operating systems , But Windows 7 is perfect OS for hd gaming with its all versions like; Starter, Home premium, Professional and Ultimate, Which has been used both for home as well as business purpose.I suggest you to use only a full version of any OS to avoid lost of your backup files and precious time. Last time, I also need a license for Windows 8.1 pro, Which installed at my cousin’s PC, So I searched at Google to find a free license, but all in vain.
    Then one of my friend recommend me to buy it from: ODosta Store
    So I bought it, Which is working well. Cheers!

  2. Aemzso

    I tried the Run thing, and it says “Windows cannot find ‘slmgr.vbs’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.” Now what?

  3. Atle

    It should be under c:windowssystem32

  4. Jubish

    When a person activates his PC by this command, what is the need of purchasing the product key? Is it like activating via crack? It’s my personal doubt, pls clear it.

  5. Marduk

    Keep the thing to yourself, disgusting little zionist ashkenazi/khazarian faget mutant with the neanderthal genes (Y chromosome). Piss off.

  6. Andrew Hampton (prohampton)

    how do you find the OS licence for Dell

  7. Ranjeet

    how to find my other server 2008 r2 standard licance key

  8. viveka logistics solutions pvt

    how to creat my login id and passwords

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