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    Vista, WDS and Key Management Service (KMS)

    Hi,

    Spent the last working week setting up KMS and getting a WDS image that will work with it.

    Continuing from this thread, here is all the information that should be needed when setting up KMS, including most common problems people are getting regarding unnatended installs, wrong keys etc...

    The old thread is here
    Vista Licencing

    The document i have written is attatched.
    *Edit - This is really a one or two day job, and took us a week with troubleshooting. Hope this doc helps.

    Feel free to make any comments, and good luck installing and using KMS.

    Simon.
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    Nice one - already got KMS B here but our File Server needs KMS C - so will need to change the KMS key..

    Can you just use /ipk <KMS_C_KEY> or do i need to use /upk first?

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    Had to change my KMS key this morning, you can just do -ipk <newkey>, then -ato

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    Nice one, thanks Matt.. now only need a few more 2008 servers to meet the minimum of 5 servers for KMS! got Vista rolling out with KMS..

    Lot easier when the same image can be used on all PC's - though just need to install Sound Drivers on a few of them... no big deal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by saundersmatt View Post
    Had to change my KMS key this morning, you can just do -ipk <newkey>, then -ato

    Matt
    Official MS documentation sais to do a UPK first, then IPK followed by ATO.

    Do a -dli to check that it hasnt installed 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Nice one, thanks Matt.. now only need a few more 2008 servers to meet the minimum of 5 servers for KMS! got Vista rolling out with KMS..
    If you've activated 25 vista clients using your "B" key then you should be able to activate your servers, as long as they fall within B or below

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