I was recently helping out a friend who had a KMS server activating their Windows 7 machines but when they started moving their fleet to Windows 8.1 they saw they couldn’t install the KMS Host product key for Windows 8.1 recieving the following error: 0xc004f015: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not … Continue reading "Activating Windows 8.1 clients on a KMS Host running Windows Server 2008 R2"
If you’re in an enterprise environment, chances are that you have a KMS server running (usually either Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2). So now that Windows 8 and Server 2012 has hit VLSC for SA customers you’ll most likely want to begin testing and performing pilot deployments but we need to get our Key … Continue reading "Upgrading your current KMS Server (Server 2008 R2) to support Windows 8 and Server 2012 activation"
For our new roll out next year, we are deploying Microsoft Office 2010 and using KMS as our licensing method. Througthe use of sysprep’s generalize command, Windows will flush its Activation Status and associated hardware ID as well as rearming the activation state to its fresh install state (grace period). With the introduction of Office … Continue reading "Office 2010 and Windows Sysprep Adventures"
Sometimes when deploying computers in our organisation, they don’t see our KMS server and automatically activate (even though they are told to do so via our unattend.xml). 9 times out of 10 it’s the client itself having issues just talking to your KMS server. To check and see if you can contact it, you can … Continue reading "Check to see if your KMS can be contacted"