KB2691586 - Update to enable KMS hosts to activate Windows 8 PCs
Microsoft released a hotfix today to enable Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to activate Windows 8 PCs. Could be useful if you are deploying any Windows 8 PCs over the summer holidays. ;)
This update extends the Key Management Service (KMS) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow enterprise licensing of Windows 8.
KMS provides support for the following KMS client activations:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
- Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
- Windows 8
- Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
- Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Key Management Service (KMS) uses a KMS host key to activate KMS on a KMS host, and to establish a local activation service in your environment. This update extends support for KMS to provide activation for Windows 8.