'Windows is in notification mode' message

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by James, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. James

    James Guest

    Hello,

    running this command:
    slmgr -xpr

    on my windows server 2008 standard x64 edition server results in this
    message: Windows in in notification mode

    I installed about 6 months ago with a KMS key but never activated...

    1. what is notification mode?

    2. is it part of RFM? If so what has been disabled?

    I have not noticed any features missing. I am not forced to log off after an
    hour etc... This is basically a testing server that is running ADDS,
    DHCP/DNS, and WDS (and a couple file shares), I had not activated because I
    expected to wipe out and setup this server several times.

    any input would be appreciated, I have not updated myself on server 2k8 much
    yet, and just heard about RFM today which is why I am now inquiring.
     
    James, Feb 19, 2009
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  2. Hello James,
    Notification Mode replaces RFM mode.
    Nothing has been disabled, there are no features missing.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    | >From: "James" <>
    | >Subject: 'Windows is in notification mode' message
    | >Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:01:22 -0500
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    | >MIME-Version: 1.0
    | >Content-Type: text/plain;
    | > format=flowed;
    | > charset="iso-8859-1";
    | > reply-type=original
    | >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    | >X-Priority: 3
    | >X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    | >X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000
    | >X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.0.6001.18000
    | >Message-ID: <e89B$>
    | >Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.setup
    | >NNTP-Posting-Host: 64.106.208.194
    | >Path: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl
    | >Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl microsoft.public.windows.server.setup:6090
    | >X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.setup
    | >
    | >Hello,
    | >
    | >running this command:
    | >slmgr -xpr
    | >
    | >on my windows server 2008 standard x64 edition server results in this
    | >message: Windows in in notification mode
    | >
    | >I installed about 6 months ago with a KMS key but never activated...
    | >
    | >1. what is notification mode?
    | >
    | >2. is it part of RFM? If so what has been disabled?
    | >
    | >I have not noticed any features missing. I am not forced to log off
    after an
    | >hour etc... This is basically a testing server that is running ADDS,
    | >DHCP/DNS, and WDS (and a couple file shares), I had not activated
    because I
    | >expected to wipe out and setup this server several times.
    | >
    | >any input would be appreciated, I have not updated myself on server 2k8
    much
    | >yet, and just heard about RFM today which is why I am now inquiring.
    | >
    | >
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Feb 19, 2009
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  3. James

    James Guest

    Hi, thanks Darrell.

    what do you mean by 'Notification Mode replaces RFM mode'?

    did my server already go through an RFM period, then change to 'Notification
    Mode'? or is there no RFM mode in server 2k8, but only this Notification
    Mode? Is RFM only a Vista thing?
     
    James, Feb 19, 2009
    #3
  4. Hello James,
    Notification replaces RFM mode.
    RFM mode was removed from Windows Vista in SP1 and is not in Windows Server
    2008.
    Rather than go into RFM mode, you now go into Notification mode if your
    machines goes OOG ( Out of Grace(expire the activation grace period)) or
    OOT ( Out of Tolerance(hardware changes that affect activation)).
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    --------------------
    | >From: "James" <>
    | >References: <e89B$>
    <>
    | >In-Reply-To: <>
    | >Subject: Re: 'Windows is in notification mode' message
    | >Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:52:26 -0500
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    | >MIME-Version: 1.0
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    | > format=flowed;
    | > charset="iso-8859-1";
    | > reply-type=original
    | >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    | >X-Priority: 3
    | >X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    | >X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000
    | >X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.0.6001.18000
    | >Message-ID: <#>
    | >Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.setup
    | >NNTP-Posting-Host: 64.106.208.194
    | >Path: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl
    | >Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl microsoft.public.windows.server.setup:6094
    | >X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.setup
    | >
    | >Hi, thanks Darrell.
    | >
    | >what do you mean by 'Notification Mode replaces RFM mode'?
    | >
    | >did my server already go through an RFM period, then change to
    'Notification
    | >Mode'? or is there no RFM mode in server 2k8, but only this Notification
    | >Mode? Is RFM only a Vista thing?
    | >
    | >
    message
    | >| >> Hello James,
    | >> Notification Mode replaces RFM mode.
    | >> Nothing has been disabled, there are no features missing.
    | >> Thanks,
    | >> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    | >>
    | >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
    | >> --------------------
    | >> | >From: "James" <>
    | >> | >Subject: 'Windows is in notification mode' message
    | >> | >Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:01:22 -0500
    | >> | >Lines: 22
    | >> | >MIME-Version: 1.0
    | >> | >Content-Type: text/plain;
    | >> | > format=flowed;
    | >> | > charset="iso-8859-1";
    | >> | > reply-type=original
    | >> | >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    | >> | >X-Priority: 3
    | >> | >X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    | >> | >X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000
    | >> | >X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.0.6001.18000
    | >> | >Message-ID: <e89B$>
    | >> | >Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.setup
    | >> | >NNTP-Posting-Host: 64.106.208.194
    | >> | >Path:
    TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl
    | >> | >Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
    microsoft.public.windows.server.setup:6090
    | >> | >X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.setup
    | >> | >
    | >> | >Hello,
    | >> | >
    | >> | >running this command:
    | >> | >slmgr -xpr
    | >> | >
    | >> | >on my windows server 2008 standard x64 edition server results in
    this
    | >> | >message: Windows in in notification mode
    | >> | >
    | >> | >I installed about 6 months ago with a KMS key but never activated...
    | >> | >
    | >> | >1. what is notification mode?
    | >> | >
    | >> | >2. is it part of RFM? If so what has been disabled?
    | >> | >
    | >> | >I have not noticed any features missing. I am not forced to log off
    | >> after an
    | >> | >hour etc... This is basically a testing server that is running ADDS,
    | >> | >DHCP/DNS, and WDS (and a couple file shares), I had not activated
    | >> because I
    | >> | >expected to wipe out and setup this server several times.
    | >> | >
    | >> | >any input would be appreciated, I have not updated myself on server
    2k8
    | >> much
    | >> | >yet, and just heard about RFM today which is why I am now inquiring.
    | >> | >
    | >> | >
    | >>
    | >
    | >
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Feb 19, 2009
    #4
  5. James

    James Guest

    got it, thanks.

     
    James, Feb 20, 2009
    #5
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