Windows 10: How would I keep my offline Windows 10 Enterprise-computers activated?

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  1. hajen Win User

    How would I keep my offline Windows 10 Enterprise-computers activated?


    Hi,

    I have hundreds of computers running genuine versions of Windows 10 Enterprise but due to them not being allowed under any circumstances to reach the Internet, they are now starting to say "Windows is not genuine" one after another.

    If I understand correctly, am I able to set up a server on my site which would act like our very own KMS and those servers can activate using that local KMS-server? If so, can anyone point me in the right direction?

    If I've misunderstood, does anyone have any idea how I can activate my Windows 10 Enterprise-computers without allowing any kind of Internet-traffic? Temporarily allowing them Online in order to activate and then taking them offline is not an option.

    Thank you, kind regards.

    :)
     
    hajen, Mar 23, 2020
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  2. P4-630 Win User

    Microsoft enables offline play for Windows 10 games

    Most Windows 10 games will support offline play, but you'll have to work at it.


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    "Larry Hryb, the man known to the world as Major Nelson, announced on Twittertoday that Microsoft has "made some backend updates to improve your experience playing @Windows 10 games offline." Basically, if you're going to be somewhere that lacks online coverage—on a submarine, for instance—it will still be possible to play your games. But there are some restrictions.

    "Most games available in the Store on your Windows 10 device support offline play, but check the details of the game to make sure yours is supported by searching for your game at http://www.xbox.com," the Xbox support site says. "Most games with a campaign mode will be playable offline, but games with network co-op or multiplayer features will not work while you’re offline. While playing offline, some features, such as the ability to purchase additional items from the Windows Store, will not be available. Additionally, any leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline."

    Obviously, online features like buying stuff from in-game stores won't be available when you're offline, but the bit about "games with network co-op or multplayer features" not working while offline really isn't clear. We tested with Gears of War 4 and confirmed that the offline features like campaign and LAN multiplayer worked just fine when disconnected.

    There are more caveats, though. You're limited to just one "designated offline device" at a time, and you can only change your designated offline device three times per year. Switching into offline mode isn't all that easy, either. First, you'll need to set your designated offline device:

    • Make sure that you’re online.
    • Check that your device has the latest Windows updates: Go to Start,Settings, Update and security, and then Windows Update and see if any relevant updates are available.
    • Open the Store. You’ll be prompted to sign in if you haven’t already.
    • Select the Me icon (this is your profile picture).
    • Select Settings, and then under Offline Permissions, make sure that the toggle is set to On.
    After that, you'll have to "prepare" your games by launching each one that you want to play offline while you're still online, and logging into your Xbox Live account. This is a bit like launching Steam into Offline mode while you still have an internet connection... but you'll have to prepare each individual Xbox game this way before going offline.

    Once you've logged into the game while you're online, you can exit at any time and you'll be set. Of course, if you change your mind and want to play something you haven't properly prepared, you're out of luck.

    The upside is that this only affects Windows 10 games, but it still seems wildly complicated and restrictive to me. Worse, while improved functionality is always welcome, I can't see how this does anything but beg for unflattering comparisons with Steam: When I want to play my Steam games offline, I set Steam offline, restart it, and I'm on my way—and I can do it as often as I want. Microsoft's implementation of offline play is an improvement, but only because it wasn't available at all previously. As a step toward becoming more competitive with Steam, though, it falls woefully short.
    "

    Microsoft enables offline play for Windows 10 games | PC Gamer
     
    P4-630, Mar 23, 2020
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  3. Activation after 1703 build on windows 10 enterprise

    Where did you get Windows 10 Enterprise from in the first place?

    Windows 10 Enterprise is a volume license client used by large organizations that deploy Windows 10 in bulk to hundreds or thousands of computers.

    It uses one of two activation methods (Multiple Activation Key - MAK) or Key Management Server - KMS.

    MAK works like a retail key which you enter and can use to activate by Internet or Telephone.

    KMS requires connecting a Windows Server domain or VPN into a network to handle activation request.

    If you got Windows 10 Enterprise through your employer, you should contact your System Administrator for Assistance.

    If you happened to have just downloaded a copy of Windows 10 Enterprise off the Internet and installed, then you need to remove it and downgrade to what your computer is actually entitled for.

      • The copy of Windows 10 you download and upgrade from will correspond with the edition of Windows you have installed, if it does not, this is why you might be experiencing problems activating:

    • Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 Core
      will install Windows 10 Home

    • Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.0 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro
      will install Windows 10 Pro

    Press Windows key + X

    Click Command Prompt (Admin)

    Enter the following:

    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\repfiles.cab

    Hit Enter

    Copy and paste the results in a reply to this thread for further analysis.

    If your machine has a license for Windows 8.1, you can install the edition of Windows 10 that corresponds with it.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2: How to: Perform a custom installation
    of Windows


    Also view:

    How
    to install and activate Windows 10 using your Windows 7 or Windows 8 product key
     
    Andre Da Costa, Mar 23, 2020
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  4. GAStarr Win User

    How would I keep my offline Windows 10 Enterprise-computers activated?

    Windows 10 Enterprise activation key

    I upgraded Window 10 Home to Enterprise to enable Remote Desktop. I cannot find and activation key for the Enterprise version. Suggestions?
     
    GAStarr, Mar 23, 2020
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