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    Windows KMS Server Client Count With Mixed OS?

    Hi,

    We use KMS for a large amount of computers. It works really well. I am considering using Windows 8 on some 40" Tocuhscreens. The minimum client count for KMS activations is 30 clients. Now is that 30 Windows 7 clients and 30 Windows 8 clients or can it be a combination of 2 different os? Basically can i add the Windows 8 KMS key to my existing server and use the Windows 7 clients to count towards the 30 client limit? There will only be a small amount of Windows 8 machines.

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    It should be 30 client PCs. However, you'd need a 2012 server to handle the KMS I believe?

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    I believe it's 25 of each os.

    So at the moment a kms server might show 50 activations that would be 25 vista and 25 win7

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    It should be 30 client PCs. However, you'd need a 2012 server to handle the KMS I believe?

    An update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    Last edited by Theblacksheep; 16th August 2012 at 10:13 PM. Reason: remove the extra text

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    It should be 30 client PCs. However, you'd need a 2012 server to handle the KMS I believe?
    This update should sort that out - An update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012


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    @localzuk you can apply a patch so 2008 R2 will do it.

    EDIT: beaten by 2 others

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    Plus it is 25 clients not 30.

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