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  • Question

  • I installed a windows 7 volume product key and activated it by using the -ipk and -ato switches.  If I change it to windows 2008 std/ent B and activate it, is the windows 7 key now gone? Could I run the -ipk command to get it back?  Also do I have to run -ato again if I change it back to windows7 product key?

    I am in process of checking if we have a windows 2008r2 std/ent B key.  I guess I should use that one since that will encompass everything under that.

    Thanks,

    Bill

    Friday, January 15, 2010 9:02 PM

Answers

  • Hello oakleyrulz,
    Which OS are you installing the keys on?  I presume you are installing the keys on a Windows 7 machine. that being the case you cannot install a Windows Server key on a Windows 7 installation.  You need to install the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Windows Server install.

    /IPK installs the key but does not activate it.
    /ATO activates the key
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:25 PM
  • Hi Darrell,

    Is it required that  I have to use the KMS Client setup keys like the ones listed below for our Windows 7 and Windows 2008 machines to talk to our internal KMS server?


    Thanks,

    Bill

    Operating System Edition

    Product Key

    Windows 7

     

    Windows 7 Professional

    FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4

    Windows 7 Professional N

    MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG

    Windows 7 Enterprise

    33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH

    Windows 7 Enterprise N

    YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ

    Windows 7 Enterprise E

    C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4

    Windows Server 2008 R2

     

    Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition

    FKJQ8-TMCVP-FRMR7-4WR42-3JCD7

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

    74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

    489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y

    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems

    GT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83V

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

    YC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHC

    Windows Web Server 2008 R2

    6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4

    • Proposed as answer by KentWalker Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Carey FrischMVP Monday, June 11, 2012 3:27 AM
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:08 PM

All replies

  • Hello oakleyrulz,
    Which OS are you installing the keys on?  I presume you are installing the keys on a Windows 7 machine. that being the case you cannot install a Windows Server key on a Windows 7 installation.  You need to install the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Windows Server install.

    /IPK installs the key but does not activate it.
    /ATO activates the key
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:25 PM
  • Hi Darrell,

    I have a KMS server running on Windows 2003.  The Windows 2003 server has the updates installed to support Windows 7 and Windows 2008.  Both keys are installed on that server.  I have installed and activated both the Windows 7 and Windows 2008 st/ent key.  Is it possible to switch keys by using the /IPK command and do I hve to activate the key each time I switch?

    I did find out we have a Windows 2008R2 std/ent key that I could use.  Would you recommend just installing the Windows 2008R2 key and leave it at that?

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Monday, January 18, 2010 1:24 PM
  • Hello Oakleyrulz,
    If you have a Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS host key that would the best solution.  That would activate both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Vista KMS client machines.
    You would have to activate the key each time and rebuild the count if you change out the keys using /ipk.
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Monday, January 18, 2010 10:02 PM
  • Hi Darrell,

    Is it required that  I have to use the KMS Client setup keys like the ones listed below for our Windows 7 and Windows 2008 machines to talk to our internal KMS server?


    Thanks,

    Bill

    Operating System Edition

    Product Key

    Windows 7

     

    Windows 7 Professional

    FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4

    Windows 7 Professional N

    MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG

    Windows 7 Enterprise

    33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH

    Windows 7 Enterprise N

    YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ

    Windows 7 Enterprise E

    C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4

    Windows Server 2008 R2

     

    Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition

    FKJQ8-TMCVP-FRMR7-4WR42-3JCD7

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

    74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

    489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y

    Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems

    GT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83V

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

    YC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHC

    Windows Web Server 2008 R2

    6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4

    • Proposed as answer by KentWalker Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Carey FrischMVP Monday, June 11, 2012 3:27 AM
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:08 PM
  • Hello Oaklyrulz,
    Yes you have to use those keys
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:28 PM
  • What does the 'N' and 'E' designations mean for the Windows 7 keys?

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:57 PM
  • Hello oakleyrulz,
    The N is for no Media Player.
    The E sku was not released.
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 1:39 AM