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Activating Windows 2003-2012 remotely with script

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I need good examples of activating Windows 2003 up til 2012 remotely by script execution.
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That looks like a good solution, however RPC calls that are used here need dns or netbios resolution, which is not possible in my scenario. The same thing goes for slmgr.vbs remote.
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Since RPC calls where not working, we ended up with the following code in a script in the template for any new VM. It was automatically executed from a scheduled task as soon as the VM booted. When the script finds ban internet connection, it activates the VM and deletes the scheduled task that runs the script.

Option Explicit
'On Error Resume Next
Dim objShell, objExec, strPingResults, boolExitFlag

boolExitFlag = False
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Function ExecPing(strTarget)
	Set objExec = objShell.Exec("ping -n 2 -w 1000 " & strTarget)
	strPingResults = LCase(objExec.StdOut.ReadAll)
	If InStr(strPingResults, "reply from") Then 
		WScript.Echo VbCrLf & strTarget & " responded to ping."
		objShell.Run "slmgr.vbs /ato"
		objShell.Run "schtasks /delete /tn ""Activate_Me"" /F"
		ExecPing = True
	Else
		WScript.Echo VbCrLf & strTarget & " did not respond to ping."
		ExecPing = False
	End If
End Function

Do
	boolExitFlag = ExecPing("www.google.no")
Loop while boolExitFlag <> True

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Glad to help
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Thanks for participating!
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