KMS Host For Volume Licensing on Server 2008 R2

  • get kms key for server 2008 r2 std/ent
  • the server which needs to be KMS host, activate the server with KMS key (change product key)

  • then get the KMS key for windows 7 or Office 2010 and run “slui.exe /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx” to activate the key
  • Under inbound rules for windows firewall and advanced security enable “Key Management Service (TCP-in)” rule . This should be enabled in-order for the server to server to respond to incoming activation requests from the clients

  • now run slmgr.vbs /ato to the activate the server kms key
  • after this run slmgr.vbs /sdns to enable automatic dns publishing under forward lookup zones>>_tcp as _VLMS (SRV record) against the server name

  • net stop sppsvc && net start sppsvc to  restart the Software Licensing service
  • now run slmgr.vbs -dlv to list the key


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