Installing/Activating Windows 7/Server 2008/2008 R2 Extended Security Updates (Esu) Mak Key

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Update 06.11.2020: Microsoft activation link updated.

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Update 03.12.2020: Before installing & activating ESU keys, please ensure you have installed all prerequisites outlined under Prerequisite For Deploying ESU below.


Announced by Microsoft on March 12, on January 14, 2020, Windows 7 và Windows hệ thống 2008/2008 R2 will go out of support, & soon thereafter Office 2010. Out of support means that there will no longer be any development or security patches released for these operating systems.

If you have not yet updated khổng lồ a modern operating system and still want security patches, you will need to sign up for these through the Extended Security Updates (ESUs) program.

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In this blog post, I cover the prerequisite và how to deploy & activate Windows 7 ESU license on both internet connected computers & air-gaped computers. Note, the assumption is you already obtained và purchased a Windows 7/Windows hệ thống 2008/2008 R2 Extended Security Updates MAK key.

Prerequisite For Deploying ESU

To deploy the Windows 7 ESU you will need the following prerequisite on your clients/servers:

Install the following SHA-2 code signing support update & the following servicing stack update (SSU):Install the SSU listed below (or a later SSU) & the ESU licensing preparation package:

The Windows 7 ESU Activation ID

The Activation IDs are provided by Microsoft on:

ESU Program ESU SKU (or Activation) ID 
Windows 7 SP1 (Client) 
Year 1 77db037b-95c3-48d7-a3ab-a9c6d41093e0 
Year 20e00c25d-8795-4fb7-9572-3803d91b6880 
Year 34220f546-f522-46df-8202-4d07afd26454 
Windows hệ thống 2008/R2 (Server)
Year 1 553673ed-6ddf-419c-a153-b760283472fd 
Year 204fa0286-fa74-401e-bbe9-fbfbb158010d 
Year 316c08c85-0c8b-4009-9b2b-f1f7319e45f9 

How to lớn Install and Activate The Windows 7 Extended Security Update MAK Key On mạng internet Connected Computers

After you have purchased the Windows 7 ESUs, you will receive a MAK key. This MAK is unique to your organization, but not chất lượng for each devices, which means you will use the same MAK key to activate all of your devices.

Execute the following commands in a Elevated Command Prompt:

cscript c:windowssystem32slmgr.vbs /ipk  cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv *Note, take cảnh báo of the Activation ID which should also be listed in the above chartcscript c:windowssystem32slmgr.vbs /ato slmgr.vbs /dli hit enter (You should now see ESU status is Licensed)


It is important khổng lồ ensure your organization has a strategy in place for Windows 7 và Server 2008/2008 R2 upgrade. In the meantime its highly recommended you obtain a ESU license khổng lồ ensure your operating system is kept protected. Liên hệ us today to lớn order your ESU license’s to stay protected!

Is your organization purchasing ESUs license? How are you handling the Windows 7/Server 2008 and or server 2008 R2 kết thúc of support?

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