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Windows 10 and KMS Server RRS feed

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  • Hi 

    i have an old KMS server (2008) which serves about 800 clients of WIndows 7 on my network

    we have now started deploying Windows 10 and to my understanding my server 2008 cannot handle it.

    I have now installed a new 2012 R2 server and would like to install the win10 Kms on it.

    my question is:

    1. Once new server KMS activated and running will Win10 Key keeps activating my Win7 clients?

    2. Should I keep the old KMS server side by side with the new KMS, will they live together or should I move the old one into the new Server? 

    3. Is there somekind of guide to moving old kms into the new one?

    *. My clients must not experience license problems ***

    thanks  

    Sunday, January 17, 2016 11:29 AM

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  • There are new KMS client setup keys that you'll need to have:

    Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys

    And yes, you'll have to have either Windows 8, 8.1, or Server 2012 as the KMS, but here is the hotfix that enables this on that server: Update: activate Windows 10 from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 KMS hosts

    Hope this answers your question,


    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://aka.ms/FullofIT http://twitter.com/kevinremde


    • Edited by Kevin Remde Monday, January 25, 2016 4:41 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, January 25, 2016 4:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Monday, February 1, 2016 4:34 PM
    Monday, January 25, 2016 4:41 PM
  • thanks for the answer 

    it wasnt what i was looking for but i ended up talking to microsoft which in turn generated a new win 10 kms activation key which is now working perfectly 

    the scenario now is this : I have an old 2008 server which operates KMS for Win7+Office 2010 and a new 2012 R2 server which operates KMS for Win 10+ Office 2016

    the Question remains : 

    1. Once new server KMS activated and running will Win10 Key keeps activating my Win7 clients?

    I want to take the old 2008 server down and make the new server the only kms which will activate Win 10+ Win 7 + Office 2010+2016

    is this possible ?

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:24 AM