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Re: KMS
From: Ansgar Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:46:33 +0200

Please keep this on-list. You're neither family, nor personal friend,
nor paying customer, so you are not entitled to personal support.

On 2012-07-16 Jude wrote:
- Do you have a Windows 7 activation key installed and activated on the
  KMS server?

No, I just used the 2008 KMS key.  I thought I read where that is all
you needed and that you didn't need to install the Win7 KMS key on the
host. That 2008 would activate both server and win7 clients.  Is this
wrong information?

No, a Server 2008 R2 KMS key should do. A Server 2008 KMS key, however,
won't. That key must be installed and activated on the KMS server.

The clients just need the appropriate product key as documented on the
"Deploying KMS Activation" page I mentioned earlier.

[...]
As far as the Win7 clients go.  I've tried using the KMS client set up
key FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4 from the internet per the guidline
instructions.  Is this not the way you are supposed to do it?

That should be fine, provided the clients are running Win7 Professional.

I'm showing 600 clients are requesting activation when I use "slmgr
-dli"

Since I cannot see from here what output the command produces there,
could you please just post the output? Thank you.

Specificall the output of the following commands is of interest:

  "slmgr /dlv" on the KMS server
  "slmgr /dli" on a client

Use "cscript %SystemRoot%\system32\slmgr.vbs" instead of just "slmgr"
for easier copy/pasting.

Can you force activation of a client by running "slmgr /ato" on it?

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers
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