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KMS: error 0xC004F074 when activating W2012 Standard client RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have KMS host installed on 2016 server. I am facing issue only for one KMS client(Windows 2012 standard) Other clients(including 2016,win10,2012,2008) are activating fine with the available host. I have checked through slmgr /dlv that it is reporting to correct kms host. The moment I type slmgr -ato command, i receive 0xC004F074 error. I have tried activating through slui 3 also but no luck. Any help is appreciated as I am working on this from some time with no success.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:15 AM

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  • Hi,

    Was there any other kms host in your environment?

    Any errors in the Event Viewer?

    This error code is a very generic output to a KMS client having problems activating. To view your output, run slmgr.vbs –ato

    When troubleshooting this problem, we checked the following details – if any were a problem, they would generate this error code:

    • DNS record not published at _VLMCS._tcp.client.domain. This must be an SRV record, which the KMS server will automatically register. If you have disabled this, you will need to use a GPO on the clients to point them to the correct KMS server to use
    • No network connectivity from the KMS client to the MS server on the KMS port (tcp/1688 by default). Install telnet on the client and run telnet KMS.Server.Name 1688 and make sure the screen goes blank
    • Not more than 4 hours time difference between KMS server and client. Check that your time zones are correct. If using server core, run timedate.cpl
    • No major hardware changes to the KMS server. If the KMS server is a VM and you have added a number of new devices, CPUs, memory etc, or P2Ved you will need to reactivate your KMS license
    • The KMS service must have the keys to issue for the KMS client requesting a license. For example, if the KMS server is Windows Server 2008 and you are trying to activate Windows 7, you will need an update installed on the KMS server AND the correct KMS key for Windows 7.

    More info:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/craigf/2011/03/03/getting-error-0xc004f074-when-activating-against-kms-server/

    How to troubleshoot the Key Management Service (KMS)

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee939272.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,

    Frank


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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:31 AM
  • Hi,
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    Best Regards,

    Frank

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    Friday, April 20, 2018 10:27 AM
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:17 AM