vamt was unable to enumerate the ad activation objects in this forest due to the following error: there is no such object on the server.

windows 2008 r2 vm, getting this error when clicking the AD section:
vamt was unable to enumerate the ad activation objects in this forest due to the following error: there is no such object on the server.

ideas?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
2008 R2 does not support AD Activation. For VL, you'll have to use MAK or KMS in 2008 R2.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
correct...AD Activation was introduced in Windows 8/2012

Deploy Active-Directory-based Activation
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn502534.aspx
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
so stick with vamt 2.0 and the older version of cil file?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
That shouldn't be necessary. You just can't use AD activation.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
so how can i activate?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
As I said, KMS or MAK.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
sorry to sound stupid.  KMS is for 2012 and MAK for 2008 vmat?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
No. KMS and MAK can both be used with 2008 or 2012. AD activation (which is neither KMS nor MAK) can only be used with 2012. And VAMT is *just* an administration tool. You can activate any OS without VAMT at all.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Right.  So we are using VMAT 2.0 on 2008 r2.  Works fine.
I've installed 3.1 activation on the same box , migrated the data.  Unable to licence any machines, with that error..
Whats required?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
If by "that error" you are referring to the AD activation error, stop trying to activate or view AD activation in VAMT' You don't have the infrastructure for AD activation so the error is legitimate.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
infrastructure.  can you elaborate?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
As has been explained in this thread, you cannot use AD Activation with older OSes *or* without a 2012 DC. Your DC is 2008 R2 so you are limited to MAK, KMS, or retail.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Got it.
Will stick with VMAT3 until 2012 deployed.  Then try VMAT 6 again.
Thanks
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