+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, KMS !!!$!$$^$^$ in Technical; I am being a bit thick here, I have read through most of the threads regarding this and I still ...
  1. #1
    Disease's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,078
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 70 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    56

    KMS !!!$!$$^$^$

    I am being a bit thick here, I have read through most of the threads regarding this and I still do not get it.

    I have setup a KMS server on a Windows 2008 Ent edition, an entry has been created in dns and the firewall exceptions have been entered.

    So, I then go and install Server 2008 Ent R2 on another server, it asks me for a key during install so I enter my KMS key which it wont accept as it's says "that is a kms key" so it's left unactivated at the moment. If I go to use my KMS key again on that server it says this is a KMS key do I wish to use it?

    I also install a Win 7 test machine and that did the same thing, this time I used the Win 7 KMS key and it installed the KMS server on that machine, I used the /upk command to remove it now it's left keyless and won't activate

    Where am I going wrong?

  2. #2

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,660
    Thank Post
    1,612
    Thanked 1,865 Times in 1,383 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    400
    I dont know but I am having the same problem, its annoying as hell!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,479
    Thank Post
    297
    Thanked 304 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    If you're running a KMS server you don't need to enter a key. It should be able to detect the KMS server running on your network and activate its self through that. Failing that you could always try one of the KMS keys - Volume Activation Deployment Guide

  4. #4
    mounters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    199
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 70 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    Have you installed the Win 7 KMS key on the KMS server?

  5. #5
    Disease's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,078
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 70 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    I installed the datacenter key which is above the Win 7 key.

    I think I have just worked it out, these machines I am trying to activate were installed BEFORE I had set up KMS properly, I assume that KMS in envoked DURING install and not after and that is why I was being asked for a key. I would need to re-install these machines or use a MAK key I guess.

  6. #6
    fawkers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southend
    Posts
    193
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    31
    KMS needs DNS to be running correctly with the right entries, also to active a client side OS you will need 25 kms request to be logged, for the server side i think its 5.

  7. #7
    mounters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    199
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 70 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    HAve you got he Volume Activation Management Tool installed? This allows you to see the state of any computers on your network, you can also easily change the licensing type (KMS/MAK) should you need to.

  8. #8
    Jon88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    29
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    I spent ages trying this, simple solution, sack off KMS
    go in to your windows licensing account and as you are looking at all your keys in there wonder you should also see a tab saying request MAK key, press this and you should get almost instantly a MAK key that will activate for you. I found our most recent batch didn’t work so went to the licences with the previous number sequence.

    I read somewhere that for KMS to work with server you need something like 20 Server clients talking to a KMS server you have set up.....? Will try and find the post?


  9. #9
    AIT
    AIT is offline
    AIT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    369
    Thank Post
    46
    Thanked 32 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    ok you need to install the kms key for the windows 7 machines. and try running this script to force the windows 7 machines to use your activation server:


    "

    "%SystemRoot%\system32\cscript.exe" "%SystemRoot%\system32\slmgr.vbs" -ipk putyourkeyhere
    cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms putipofactivationserver:1688

    cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ato

    "

    should also note that you need 25 requests before the activation server will start issuing licenses

  10. #10
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,732
    Thank Post
    892
    Thanked 414 Times in 348 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    85
    Yeh I just use the MAK key like I did in XP, far simpler

    You can request one instantly on the Volume Licensing site

  11. #11
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,421
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 486 Times in 426 Posts
    Rep Power
    110
    5 Server OS will activate the key for server OS (2008/R2)
    25 Client OS will activate the key for clients. (Vista/7)
    The same key will activate for clients and servers separately.

    If you do not have sufficient servers or it's the first KMS server then it will need to be activated with a MAK key as it will not be able to self license until the key is activated. This will also depend on which class the key is as it may or may not be able to activate servers. Datacenter KMS key will activate everything below it (standard, enterprise, windows clients)

  12. #12
    Disease's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,078
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 70 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    What a stupid system.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. KMS activation
    By zag in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 24th February 2010, 04:59 PM
  2. How to change Win 7 Activation from MAK to KMS?
    By Number6 in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21st September 2009, 06:26 AM
  3. KMS Server update for Win7/R2
    By Gatt in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 1st September 2009, 09:31 AM
  4. Vista Licensing +KMS
    By Dos_Box in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27th March 2008, 03:26 PM
  5. KMS server for w2k3 released.
    By Geoff in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th February 2007, 12:07 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •