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    Help - Windows 8.1 KMS Problems

    Ok so we have Windows 2012 R2 KMS Host which is activating all Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2012 and R2 with no reported issues and Office 2010.

    However we cannot seem to activate any Windows 8.1 Clients, when trying to activate we get the following

    Unknown error (0xc0000022)

    And sometimes an access denied error, has anyone got any ideas, really stumped here.

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    If on a Win8.1 client you run slmgr /ato from command line what error do you get?

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    when running it from cmd as Administrator i get the following

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    Then when i run that command i get the following

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    The software protection service is actually running on the machine
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    Have you tried manually setting the kms server with slmgr.vbs -skms:server and then an -ato

    Also are you running in an elevated command prompt making sure you have uac on.

    Have they been imaged and/or sysprepped in some way?

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    I did try to set the kms server but got the same result as above.

    Yes it was an elevated command prompt

    The machine i am working on was setup from an image however i have other machines that where setup from the disc.

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    Have you tried the latest update to vamt 3, I think that May sort it.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh824953.aspx

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    Yeah vamt 3.1 is installed and working except these errors, is there any special permissions that are needed? For clients

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    Are you sure a KMS client key is installed on PC. How did you build windows on it.

    Client keys can be found here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../jj612867.aspx

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    I have not installed any key which my understanding is that the default is the kms client key, if i try to install the key ie the KMS client key it says invalid

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    Random punt cos I'm killing 5 mins, Doesn't win 7 need a number activation requests to kick in, is it same for win 8?

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    yeah probably however i am not getting an error to state not enough actions im getting access denied

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    And it's volume license Media used to build the machine?

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    yeah downloaded from the volume licensing website

    windows 8.1 enterprise

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    What type of machine? Is it one that may have a built in key or a misimplemented bios that breaks kms activation. Can you try activating on with a mak key to see if that works. If so maybe a bios update.

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    Have you tired doing it from VAMT?

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