KMS 2012 grace period expired for licensing clients


  • I have a successfully activated Server 2012 KMS key. In the recent past I have been able to License 2012, 2008R2 Servers without issue. In fact my 2008R2 servers are still able to license via /ato. Last month I even created 5 servers, syspreped them a few times with /generalize and verified I could license them with this KMS server. 

    Now this month I an longer license my 2012 servers I get the standard:


    About not having enough licenses. 

    So I now Sysprepped over 30 times on 3 different Server 2012 servers and then used:

    slmgr.vbs /ipk XC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4


    slmgr.vbs /ato

    Same issue. I have tried through the GUI too, same error. 

    I have tried rearming the KMS server

    I have tried specifying the KMS server via cmd line. I don't think that's the issue though since the attempt count has been going up every time I try /ato from these servers.

    In the past when I have seen this in 2008, you just sysprep 5 more servers and everything starts working as it should. I just don't understand this. 

    Here is the output from my KMS server:

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Software licensing service version: 6.2.9200.16384

    Name: Windows(R), ServerStandard edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMS_WS12 channel
    Activation ID: 
    Application ID: 
    Extended PID: 0
    Installation ID: 
    Use License URL:
    Validation URL:
    Partial Product Key: 
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 999
    Trusted time: 7/9/2013 12:53:57 PM

    Key Management Service is enabled on this machine
        Current count: 3
        Listening on Port: 1688
        DNS publishing enabled
        KMS priority: Normal

    Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients
        Total requests received: 34
        Failed requests received: 0
        Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0
        Requests with License Status Licensed: 0
        Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 0
        Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 0
        Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0
        Requests with License Status Notification: 34

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 6:06 PM


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