Sunday, 19 August 2012

Windows 8 and Server 2012 KMS Activation

An update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

This update extends the Key Management Service (KMS) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow enterprise licensing of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012.

KMS provides support for the following KMS client activations:

    Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Windows 8
    Windows Server 2012
    Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Key Management Service (KMS) uses a KMS host key to activate KMS on a KMS host, and to establish a local activation service in your environment. This update extends support for KMS to provide activation for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012.


RingoSystems said...

Now that I have KMS working can you point me to the Server 2012 and Windows 8 KMS client keys?

Culmor said...

Your Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 KMS Keys are listed in your Msdn / Technet / Microsoft Volume Licensing Web Site.

Jean-Alexandre Beaudet said...

Just activate the server using the slmgr.vbs /ato pointing to the right server and it'll be fine. No need for client keys anymore!

RingoSystems said...

Boom, you are right. Thanks.

Culmor said...