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    Setting up KMS

    Hi peeps. Im trying to setup a kms host on our domain server. I will be activating windows 7. I understand what i need to do except for one thing. Do I use my windows 2008r2 kms key to activate the kms host and then add the windows 7 kms keys ? or do you just use the slmgr /ipk WINDOWS7KEY HERE ? Im pretty new to kms but we need to get rid of manual activation because its taking lots of my time.

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    Don't activate the host. Just put it straight into the KMS using slmgr. It will sort out the host itself.

    KMS is easy to setup, once you get the hang of it

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    I keep getting windows cannot connect to a kms server. Ive checked the dns and its deffinatly there. Also I now have 1 request 1 fail in /dlv

    oh man can you not also activate a windows 8 pc using windows 2008 r2 kms ?
    Last edited by squeeky; 15th February 2013 at 11:52 AM.

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    Don't forget you need 25 PCs to activate windows and 5 PCs to activate office.

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    Yeh but in the video I watched it said the fail count should not increase

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    Try using VAMT 2/3 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=30652
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=11936

    Makes managing keys so much easier, including changing keys to KMS and forcing activation

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    Great tool CHR1S. office is working saying that it needs more requests before it will work however windows 8 says the kms server cannot be contacted.
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    Yes applied and rebooted but didnt seem to do anything
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    open cmd as admin and type
    cscript slmgr.vbs -dlv
    you might need to navigate to system32 first.

    Remove product keys if shown in full and post here
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    C:\Windows\System32>cscript slmgr.vbs -dlv
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17946

    Name: Windows Server(R), ServerStandard edition

    REMOVED KEYS HERE

    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
    Trusted time: 15/02/2013 11:38:16

    Key Management Service is enabled on this machine
    Current count: 0
    Listening on Port: 1688
    DNS publishing enabled
    KMS priority: Normal

    Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients
    Total requests received: 9
    Failed requests received: 9
    Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0
    Requests with License Status Licensed: 0
    Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 0
    Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance:

    Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0
    Requests with License Status Notification: 0

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    Looks like you have no KMS keys registered to deploy.

    cscript.exe slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    where XXX is your KMS keys for office and Win 8

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    C:\Windows\System32>cscript.exe slmgr.vbs /ipk KEYHERE
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC
    004F015' to display the error text.
    Error: 0xC004F015

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    What version of KMS are you running?

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    how do i tell ?

    oh you mean VOLUME_KMS_R2_B ?
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