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    kms upgrade questions

    right in some schools due to a like og server grade kms key im using a vm as a kms server. Now i can use the tool to upgrade say win 8kms on the box to win8.1 kms (or i assume upgrade the os and shove an appropriate key in) but if i have 25 windows 7 activations when i start activating windows 8.1 do i need to hit 25 unique windows 8.1 activations or will my 25 win7 ones be enough and it will just work? as atm im just trsting so using mak keyswhich is fine for half a dozen pcs but id rather be able to use kms but dont see me hitting 25 anytime soon

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    Its 25 activations of a client OS (doesn't matter what version of Windows). This could be madeup of say 5 x visa, 10 Wndows 7, 5 x Windows 8 and 5 x Windows 8.1.

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    cheers

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    right as the school im in now has a win8 vm doing kms I upgraded that and its windows is quite happy. Tried adding office 2013 (it already does 2010) but that dosent seem to work added the msu file to allow and rebooted added my key but unlike the office 2010 it dosent show as enabled with slmgr

    office 2010 dump
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Software licensing service version: 6.2.9200.16715

    Name: Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition
    Description: Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel
    Activation ID: long number
    Application ID: long number
    Extended PID: long number
    Installation ID: long number
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88342
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88343
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88345
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88344
    Partial Product Key: mykey
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Trusted time: 14/11/2013 11:55:36

    Key Management Service is enabled on this machine
    Current count: 10
    Listening on Port: 1688
    DNS publishing enabled
    KMS priority: Normal

    Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients
    Total requests received: 648
    Failed requests received: 0
    Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0
    Requests with License Status Licensed: 552
    Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 95
    Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 1
    Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0
    Requests with License Status Notification: 0

    office 2013

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Software licensing service version: 6.2.9200.16715

    Name: Office 15, OfficeKMSHostVL_KMS_Host edition
    Description: Office 15, VOLUME_KMS channel
    Activation ID: Long Number
    Application ID: 0ff1ce15-Long Number
    Extended PID: Long Number
    Installation ID: Long Number
    Use License URL: https://activation.sls.microsoft.com...gextension=o14
    Validation URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187557
    Partial Product Key: mykey
    License Status: Unlicensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Trusted time: 14/11/2013 13:00:04

    vamt tells me it cant find a kms server for it

    do I need a 2nd pc to do this or should both run on one "server"

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    Have you added the Office 2012 KMS key?

    By the way Office KMS doesn't work the same way as Windows. It runs separate activation counts, one for each product. But the threshold is 5 not 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Have you added the Office 2012 KMS key?

    By the way Office KMS doesn't work the same way as Windows. It runs separate activation counts, one for each product. But the threshold is 5 not 25.
    yup slmgr /ipk /key or similar it said its accepted. I know office will need a new count but 5 is not going to cause me any headaches I will just install it on this stack of pants laptops to get my count up lol

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