We had the bare bones of our new domain commissioned last week - hyper-v hosts, a couple of DCs, WDS and KMS. Since the hand over I've been creating some servers in SC-VMM manager, using the same template for each - Server 2012 R2 Standard. The first eight activated via the KMS host with no problem, the last two I have done have failed to activate, with the error "The activation server reported that the key has hit the maximum unlock count". I am using the correct KMS key. Any ideas how I can activate these servers?
What KMS key have you used?
clareq (31st March 2014)
Oh, I didn't mean the actual key (you probably want to remove that!). I mean "what is the key for? Windows 2012 Server Standard? Datacenter? etc...?"
Thanks localzuk - you pointed me in the right direction - I double checked the licence key that had been used by the commissioning company, and it was incorrect - I've used VAMT to change it to xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-MDVJX, and they activated immediately.
oops I was thinking of the KMS threshold for activation which is 5 before a KMS becomes active. have you tried slmgr.vbs /dlv to show details of activations?
Excellent, glad to be of help.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)