SkipAutoActivation specifies whether Windows® attempts to automatically activate. For automatic activation to complete, a valid Windows product key is required.

After Windows has been activated, it is not necessary to use the unattended-Setup setting: Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX\SkipAutoActivation. Do not use the SkipAutoActivation setting on a system that has already been activated with a non-system locked pre-installation (SLP) license key.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.



Specifies that Windows does not attempt to automatically activate.


Specifies that Windows attempts to automatically activate. This is the default value.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX | SkipAutoActivation

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX.

XML Example

The following sample XML output specifies that auto-activation is skipped.

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