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    KMS Server Questions

    Hi,

    I want to setup a KMS server to activate Server 2008 R2 Servers (Standard & Enterprise) & Windows 7 Clients. I am looking at this guide: How can I setup a KMS server ? - www.windows-noob.com

    It says run the following command to activate your KMS Key

    Code:
    cscript c:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    Now what key would i use? My Server 2008 R2 Key? Or do i run the command twice, one for each key?

    Many Thanks

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    Thanks, not had a look yet as i am about to fire off. Also I want to activate Office 2010 using KMS as well.

    Thanks

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    surely on your win7 clients you would use your Windows7 key and on your servers use your Server key. I don't see why you would use a Server key on a Windows 7 machine..

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    IIRC, the Server 2008 R2 key will activate Windows 7 clients....just can't remember where I read it!

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    @ZeroHour posted the KMS keys you need to use in the licensing forum.

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/licensing-questions/50536-kms-client-setup-keys.html

    Re: Office 2010. See this...

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymen...fice-2010.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    @ZeroHour posted the KMS keys you need to use in the licensing forum.

    [URL="http://goo.gl/lw2U5"]http://www.edugeek.net/forums/licensing-questions/50536-kms-client-setup-keys.html
    These would be put into the clients not the KMS servers. I am asking about the KMS Server

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    surely on your win7 clients you would use your Windows7 key and on your servers use your Server key. I don't see why you would use a Server key on a Windows 7 machine..
    I also heard what @MGSTech said. So that what brought me to the question. Would i just run the command (on the KMS Server) twice then, one for each product? Or if the server key works just stick to that?
    Last edited by FN-GM; 16th June 2011 at 06:28 PM.

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    The server keys work for W7.

    Edit: Just to add, it's best using the Datacenter key, that will activate any server or w7.
    Last edited by teejay; 16th June 2011 at 06:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    The server keys work for W7.

    Edit: Just to add, it's best using the Datacenter key, that will activate any server or w7.
    Excellent, although we dont use datacenter i assume the Enterprise key will be the one to use?

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    I use this Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - VAMT 2.0

    Volume Activation Management tool - once setup though make sure you save the settings otherwise you have to put it in everytime you open it up but was dead simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Excellent, although we dont use datacenter i assume the Enterprise key will be the one to use?
    Yes, whatever is the highest version of 2008 R2 you have a KMS key for.

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    @ChrisH link seems to be blocked

    What do you do with Office 2010? I see you download it from here and further reading here can you run the Office 2010 KMS on the same server as the Windows KMS?

    Thanks

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    Yes, you can run the Office 2010 volume activation on the same KMS server, just download from the host license pack, run it and it will ask for your key.

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    Just to piggyback on this topic - I don't have a KMS key for Server 2008 R2, but do for Windows 7.

    If I run the command in the 1st post with my Windows 7 key, it'll activate my windows 7 clients but not screw anything up with my server key, if that right?

    Thanks!

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    Use a Windows 7 machine as your KMS host, with the Windows 7 KMS key (obviously, KMS client keys into the clients, use VAMT 2.0 to apply these centrally). You can't use Server 2008 R2 with a Windows 7 KMS key, I believe.

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