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    KMS?

    Probably a silly question...

    How do you check if KMS is setup/running? [Server 2008r2]

    I'm setting up some VMs for testing software and need to activate Windows 7...

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    Unless you're hitting the 25 limit before it actually activates, normally it's just looking through the event logs on client and server for the "questions" and "responses" etc.

    Steve

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    This might help: How to troubleshoot the Key Management Service (KMS)

    Basically run "SLMGR.vbs /dlv" from an elevated command prompt on the KMS host and see what you get back.
    If its setup and running you will get lots of info back about the KMS service.

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    On the KMS server at a command prompt: slmgr /dlv

    This will show the current licensing state.

    You can also use the VAMT tool. Download Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 from Official Microsoft Download Centre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Unless you're hitting the 25 limit before it actually activates, normally it's just looking through the event logs on client and server for the "questions" and "responses" etc.

    Steve
    ...fun

    This is one of the downsides to being an RM school.

    Usually I just type in a few thing and it all goes through.

    Now I need to do it without RM and i'm slightly stuck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    ...fun

    This is one of the downsides to being an RM school.

    Usually I just type in a few thing and it all goes through.

    Now I need to do it without RM and i'm slightly stuck...
    :P Unless you actually want KMS to test something, wouldn't it just be easier to use MAK keys for the VMs?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    ...fun

    This is one of the downsides to being an RM school.

    Usually I just type in a few thing and it all goes through.

    Now I need to do it without RM and i'm slightly stuck...
    Cast your eyes further up the thread ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Cast your eyes further up the thread ^^
    "slmgr.vbs /dli" ?

    I tried that... about as helpful as a chocolate teapot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    "slmgr.vbs /dli" ?

    I tried that... about as helpful as a chocolate teapot.
    There's dli and dlv, but it's not really going to help licensing if you're below 25 machines (Assumed this was a seperate new VM network? or is it just VM clients old network?)

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    "slmgr.vbs /dli" ?

    I tried that... about as helpful as a chocolate teapot.
    Did you try /dlv for verbose mode?

    What exactly are you trying to do/what is the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    There's dli and dlv, but it's not really going to help licensing if you're below 25 machines (Assumed this was a seperate new VM network? or is it just VM clients old network?)

    Steve
    Random VMs on my desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Did you try /dlv for verbose mode?

    What exactly are you trying to do/what is the issue?
    Yup... Chocolate teapot.

    Lots of words, very little information.


    I'm trying to find a valid key I can use on a VM [which is at the "activate Windows" stage] so I can test software without the RM bamf and mess about with the JDK.

    But, I can't find anything. It doesn't help that my google-fu is being defeated by our shoddy filtering...

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    Ah right.
    If you are using your RM server (and if memory serves - my RM knowledge is a bit rusty) to try and activate it won't work as I don't think CC4 uses KMS, it supplies the key at installation. If you are using a VM as the KMS host then I guess you below the count to start activation?

    Either way, I don't think that KMS is your friend here then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I'm trying to find a valid key I can use on a VM [which is at the "activate Windows" stage] so I can test software without the RM bamf and mess about with the JDK.

    But, I can't find anything. It doesn't help that my google-fu is being defeated by our shoddy filtering...
    Is this what you are looking for?

    Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys (these are used for the kms clients)

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    partially depends if your server was built with a mak or kms key itself and if port whatever number it is is allowed via firewall. Personally i often as not set up a vm running $lastest$ windows client i had a key for at the time and use that as a kms server. To check i have 2 batch files (one windows one office)
    windows
    Code:
    cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /dlv  > "C:\Users\me\Desktop\kms.txt"
    office
    Code:
    cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /dlv bfe7a195-4f8f-4f0b-a622-cf13c7d16864 > "c:\users\me\Desktop\kms office2010.txt"
    dumps the output to a simple text file i can scroll through

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    ...I may just wait until after Summer, when we've got proper microsoft licencing and no RM.

    There goes my Java based CPD.

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