KMS Host Application - stop


  • Hi

    Is there any services or processes to stop the KMS host. Because we're isolating the some issues in our server and I want to stop gradually all the services and application to pinpoint what is root of our problem

    As part of troubleshooting, I want stop the services of KMS

    Please advise how to stop the KMS host application


    Monday, September 30, 2013 8:25 AM


  • Hi,

    KMS is an extension of the existing SPPSVC (or SLSSVC on older OS).

    You can stop and start the SPPSVC like this:

    net stop sppsvc

    net start sppsvc

    I have only ever tried this for brief periods, so I'm not sure if the stopped service might cause other issues (e.g. raise licensing warnings etc)

    edit: another option you might consider, is to block the inbound firewall permit rule, for KMS (TCP:1688)

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    • Edited by DonPick Monday, September 30, 2013 8:58 AM edit
    • Marked as answer by Tuesday, October 01, 2013 8:53 AM
    Monday, September 30, 2013 8:57 AM