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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Setting up a KMS - getting close to rampaging... in Technical; Originally Posted by SYNACK It's ashame and weird that your agreement does not have access to a KMS_B key as ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    It's ashame and weird that your agreement does not have access to a KMS_B key as that just works, you may be able to use the datacentre key on the standard server though as it should activate everything below it including standard.
    Standard doesn't accept a Datacentre key, it says you have to use a standard key...

    Where would I find this KMS_B key. The licensing site doesn't list that anywhere from what I can see!

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    Strange that your EES licence doesn't show one. Ours looks like this

    vlsc.PNG

    Maybe an email to M$ would get it sorted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Strange that your EES licence doesn't show one. Ours looks like this

    vlsc.PNG

    Maybe an email to M$ would get it sorted?
    That's what ours looks like, but only for datacentre. Standard and Enterprise both only list MAK keys. We only bought datacentre licenses though...

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    Goto Licenses->Relationship Summary and then click the licence agreement you bought then look down the list for KMS keys, we had ours in there, couldn't see the datacenter ones anywhere else.

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    I've got the datacentre ones... That list only has KMS for datacentre too. MAK for the others.

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    Oh I see! Sorry, just set up datacenter using DISM it doesn't take long and will let you licence your Servers without entering licence keys

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    I think when I installed my KMS key to the server it would activate any version of 2008R2.

    This is pretty helpful Download: VAMT 2.0 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

    Removes the need to use those annoying cscripts!

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    Got it working now. Next issue, fixing the DNS server record, as this system is inherited from a wider area BSF system and has bits left over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think when I installed my KMS key to the server it would activate any version of 2008R2.

    This is pretty helpful Download: VAMT 2.0 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

    Removes the need to use those annoying cscripts!

    There are a few categories of OS which activate ONLY those groups BELOW the current group

    How to Choose the Right Volume License Key for Windows

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    Woop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Current count: 1

    Woop!
    24 more to go till it does something then lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    24 more to go till it does something then lol
    Depends on the servers, they kick in at five and those five count towards the 25 for W7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Depends on the servers, they kick in at five and those five count towards the 25 for W7.
    does it i though it was 5 for server ,25 for win7, 5 for office 2010 and they were all irrelevant to each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    does it i though it was 5 for server ,25 for win7, 5 for office 2010 and they were all irrelevant to each other
    Not sure about Office, thought that was 10 but the servers count for the lower edition counts as its all under the same kms key.

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    One thing I would say also - check the server / machine that the Key Management Sservice is installed and enabled through the kms server's firewall settings, it doesnt enable them by default (or at least didnt when I made my KMS server), I overlooked that on site here and spent an hour when I was doing it wondering why the IT Suite I had built up as 7 refused to authenticate anything, despite being over the 25 machine limit, once I changed that setting it insta-registered the entire room.

    Its also worth getting hold of the VAMT stuff from MS as well, they can help you in a more user friendly environment than the powershell when checking things like activations.

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