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Windows Authentication fails with No Key Servers Found

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  • I installed Windows 7 from our MSDN subscription.  After installation it keeps trying to authenticate the Activation.  It returns with an error:
    Windows could not be activated
    error: C004F074

    The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated.  No Key Management Service (KMS) could be found. ....

    Summary of the Application Event log:
    Microsoft Product: Windows Operating System; Version: 6.1.7600.16385; Event ID: 8196; Event Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP;

    I sent it to TechNet and it returned with Not Found.  So basically I have an error that keeps my system from activating and TechNet apparently has never heard of it!
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 5:43 PM

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