How to Fix "slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command?

I noticed that Adblocker may hide more than 60% contents of this Tutorial. We do not place ads on our site though. We advise you to disable adblocker on our site /

“Slmgr is not recognized as an internal or external command”. 
This article gives the solution to this problem. You can apply the same procedure for any command error which is not recognized as an internal or external command”.

1. Reason: There might be a spelling mistake.

Solution: Make sure there is a space between “slmgr” and “-rearm”.

2. Reason: You might not open Command Prompt as Administrator.

Solution: Right click on “CMD” and select “Run as Administrator”.

3. Just try “ slmgr /rearm” instead “slmgr -rearm”.

4. Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
type cd \ and press enter.
type cd windows\system32 and press enter.
Now you will see C:\windows\system32>. Now use command like this C:\windows\system32> slmgr -rearm

5. Reason:  slmgr.vbs file might have any other extension. You need to remove the extension by renaming the file.

Solution: Go to My computer

Go to “C” drive.

Select folder “Windows”.

Select the folder “System32”.

Scroll down until “slmgr.vbs.REMOVEWAT”. Right-click on it and rename it to “slmgr.vbs”. If you don’t find “REMOVEWAT” extension, remove any other extension at the end of slmgr.vbs.

Finally - 

We hope this work. Otherwise, Perform a Server re-installation. Ask us for help if you need any -

Credit -

  • slmgr is not recognized, external command, Windows, command, system32, REMOVEWAT
  • 13 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Disable SMB1 to avoid possibly Ransomware Attack?

First thing first, You need to keep your Windows Operating System/Server version always up to...

How to Activate Inbuilt or Dedicated GPU on a Windows server?

Microsoft's default "Remote Desktop Connection Manager" Or Tool may not offer GPU experience from...

How to fix "Could not load TLS libraries" Filezilla Server related Error?

When you have a Windows Server operating system installed or Windows 7, You might be facing...

How to Open or Block Ports from Windows Firewall?

You can Open ports from Windows firewall. Check below - Go to - Start Menu > Control Panel...

How to Install Client Access License (CAL) on Windows Server 2008 R2?

In this video tutorial, we will show how you can install CAL (Client Access License) On a Win...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution