Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:06 PM
I add the additional KMS fro backup and I noitced the hostname is not publish in the DNS.
1st KMS host _VLMCS Domain01
2nd KMS host (not in the DNS) compare in the 1st setup
How do I check if the 2nd KMS host successfully installed ? what is the indication ?
- Moved by James XiongModerator Monday, June 18, 2012 2:37 AM Setup Deployment Related Issue (From:General)
Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:44 PM
Check this article once :http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793407
Regards, Ravikumar P
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:02 AMModerator
If there is no DNS in the second KMS host, I think the scenario is similar with the single KMS host. Because all the KMS clients need DNS SRV record to resolve the KMS host to do the activation. So I think you need to enable the DNS publishing in second KMS host for high availability purpose.
Each KMS key can be installed on up to six KMS hosts, which can be physical computers or virtual machines. After activating a KMS host, the same host can be reactivated up to nine more times with the same key.
If the organization needs more than six KMS hosts, you can request additional activations for the organization’s KMS key by calling the Activation Call Center to request an exception. For more information, see the Volume Licensing Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=73076.
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Monday, June 18, 2012 9:13 AM
1 .Can you check please if my 2nd KMS server us activated based from the info below
2. why is not populate/publish in the DNS the 2nd KMS host but the 1st KMS in the pulishc in DNS ?
Please find below the 1st KMS host show in the nslookup
C:\Windows\system32>nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp
_vlmcs._tcp.abc.com SRV service location:
priority = 0
weight = 0
port = 1688
svr hostname = abc.com
abc.com internet address = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Name: Windows Server(R), ServerStandard edition Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), VOLUME_KMS_R2_B channel Activation ID: c99b641f-c4ea-4e63-bec3-xxxxxxx Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-xxxxxxx Extended PID: 55041-00168-313-960946-03-1033-7601.0000-1692012 Installation ID: 005432231516522726456305250855454785474071149555575900 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: xxxx License Status: Licensed Remaining Windows rearm count: 3 Trusted time: 18/06/2012 11:57:25 AM Key Management Service is enabled on this machine Current count: 0 Listening on Port: 1688 DNS publishing enabled KMS priority: Normal Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients Total requests received: 0 Failed requests received: 0 Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0 Requests with License Status Licensed: 0 Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 0 Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 0 Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0 Requests with License Status Notification: 0
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:49 AM
please check that your 2nd KMS has permissions to the DNS records to create/modify the needed records: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793405
your 2nd KMS looks setup fine, but no clients have contactd it yet (probably because the DNS record is missing for it)
[current count = 0, and total requests received = 0] means no clients have contacted this 2nd KMS yet
you will likely find in your 2nd KMS event log, that errors regarding DNS publishing are logged, becuase 2nd KMS has not DNS record and has no permissions in DNS to auto-publish itself.
- Edited by Don - tesgroupMicrosoft Community Contributor Monday, June 18, 2012 9:50 AM
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:46 AM
Thanks Don for info
Unfortunately I'm confused in the "http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793405" by adding the DNS entry in my 2nd KMS Host
Can you help me on how to do that in step by step procedure because I'm newbies and what permission is require ?
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:10 PM
assuming you are using Microsoft DNS, it would be something like this:
To configure a DNS SRV record
On the DNS server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
In the console tree for your AD domain, expand Forward Lookup Zones, and then right-click the AD domain.
Click Other New Records.
In Select a resource record type, click Service Location (SRV), and then click Create Record.
Click Service, and then type _vlmcs.
Click Protocol, and then type _tcp.
Click Port Number, and then type 1688.
Click Host offering this service, and then type the FQDN of the KMS server.
Click OK, and then click Done.
about resource records in DNS: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772362.aspx
modify security for a resource record: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754319
- Marked As Answer by help.me Friday, June 22, 2012 10:46 AM
Friday, June 22, 2012 10:46 AMThanks Guy's for the info