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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.

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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.

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2008 R2 does not support AD Activation. For VL, you'll have to use MAK or KMS in 2008 R2.
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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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so stick with vamt 2.0 and the older version of cil file?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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That shouldn't be necessary. You just can't use AD activation.
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so how can i activate?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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As I said, KMS or MAK.
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sorry to sound stupid.  KMS is for 2012 and MAK for 2008 vmat?
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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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by:CHI-LTD
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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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by:Cliff Galiher
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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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infrastructure.  can you elaborate?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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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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Got it.
Will stick with VMAT3 until 2012 deployed.  Then try VMAT 6 again.
Thanks
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