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  • Question

  • can I use a windows 2008 server for both 2008 and windows 7 activation?
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:48 PM

Answers

  • Yes.  All you need to do is install one KMS key onto your host machine that supports both the Windows 7 OS and the Server 2008 OS.  This would generally be a KMS Class B key.

    Here's the supporting MS documentation:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc308698.aspx

    Note: Only add ONE key...don't make the mistake of thinking you need to add both keys to the host.

     


    Mike...
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:40 PM
  • Cause

    This issue may occur if the MAK is blocked on the activation server.

    Workaround

    To work around this issue, contact the PA Call Center to obtain a new MAK, and then install and activate the system.

    For more information, please refer to the following link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938450

    Regards,

     


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    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6:51 AM

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  • Yes.  All you need to do is install one KMS key onto your host machine that supports both the Windows 7 OS and the Server 2008 OS.  This would generally be a KMS Class B key.

    Here's the supporting MS documentation:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc308698.aspx

    Note: Only add ONE key...don't make the mistake of thinking you need to add both keys to the host.

     


    Mike...
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:40 PM
  • my account rep gave me 3 keys

     

     

    1 for 2008 r2

    1 for 2008

    1 for windpows 7

     

    do you mean I should ask them for one kms key for all 3 OSes?

     

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:14 PM
  • No.  Just install the one key for Server 2008 R2.  Don't install anything else.

    The Server 2008 R2 key will also activate Server 2008 and W7.

     


    Mike...
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:56 PM
  • I am getting this error when trying to activate windows 7. I already installed and activated the kms key with ms

     

    Error: 0xC004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key is blocked

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 5:52 PM
  • ____ JonDoe321,

    Open an elevated CMD prompt on the windows 7 machine.

    Run slmgr /dlv

    report back the output.

    If you get a scripting dialog box, you can copy the output by using Ctrl+C to copy the text from the dialog box


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Volume Activation documentation on TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd197314.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd996588.aspx VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:43 PM
  • here it is

     

    ---------------------------

    Windows Script Host

    ---------------------------

    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

     

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel

    Activation ID: ac96e1a8-6cc4-4310-a4ff-332ce77fb5b8

    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f

    Extended PID: 00426-00170-292-000000-00-1033-7600.0000-0602010

    Installation ID: 015161594171905230290583263900178746635474975081191032

    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338

    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339

    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341

    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340

    Partial Product Key: 3MBMV

    License Status: Notification

    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).

    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3

    Trusted time: 7/25/2010 7:52:24 PM

     

     

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    OK   

    ---------------------------


    Monday, July 26, 2010 2:52 AM
  • ok I reinstalled using Windows 7 professional and now tried to reactivate with our kms server with a 2008 R2 key installed.

     

    But here is the error I get on the windows 7 professional kms client

     

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    Windows Script Host

    ---------------------------

    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

     

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel

    Activation ID: b92e9980-b9d5-4821-9c94-140f632f6312

    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f

    Extended PID: 00371-00170-868-000000-03-1033-7600.0000-2072010

    Installation ID: 014652258455976344732691867754060501118191531374265753

    Partial Product Key: GPDD4

    License Status: Initial grace period

    Time remaining: 43200 minute(s) (30 day(s))

    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2

    Trusted time: 7/27/2010 10:28:47 AM

    Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.

     

     

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    OK   

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    I tried rearm th client and reactivate with ato and same error. any idea?

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:31 PM
  • Hello JonDoe321,

    You should not be getting the key is blocked with the KMS client key, it should be another error message, can you verify the error code.

    The KMS client keys only contact that KMS host, so they should not report they are blocked, you would normally see that with Retail or channel keys that have been activated too many times, but in this case it should not happen.

    Also check the event log for the software licensing event and report back the what is in the event


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Volume Activation documentation on TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd197314.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd996588.aspx VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:57 PM
  • Cause

    This issue may occur if the MAK is blocked on the activation server.

    Workaround

    To work around this issue, contact the PA Call Center to obtain a new MAK, and then install and activate the system.

    For more information, please refer to the following link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938450

    Regards,

     


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    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6:51 AM
  • I forgot to mention these windows 7 profesional machine i a virtual machine. is that a problem with activating against my kms server?

    ---------------------------
    Windows Script Host
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    Activating Windows(R) 7, Professional edition (b92e9980-b9d5-4821-9c94-140f632f6312) ...
    Error: 0xC004F038 The software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. The count reported by your Key Management Service (KMS) is insufficient. Please contact your system administrator

    ---------------------------
    OK   
    ---------------------------

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6:50 PM
  • I am still getting an error when I try to activate windows 2008 virtual machines R2 and non R2. My kms server already has more than a count of 5 and should automatically activate as new hosts come online in AD. any idea why?

     

    It says Error: 0xC004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key is blocked.

     

    I already installed this key on the kms server and activated with ms

     

    any idea?

    Sunday, October 10, 2010 8:39 PM
  • Hello JonDoe321,

    Open an elevated cmd on one of the failing machines and run slmgr /dlv

    Report back with the output.

    the first thing we need to determine is whether this is a KMS client machine or not


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Monday, October 11, 2010 9:51 PM
  • here is the output from the client

     

    C:\>cscript c:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /dlv

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

     

    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

     

    Name: Windows Server(R), ServerEnterprise edition

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), RETAIL channel

    Activation ID: b297426d-464d-4af1-abb2-3474aeecb878

    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f

    Extended PID: 00486-00168-109-000000-00-1033-7600.0000-2822010

    Installation ID: 017196501112221460293586201890544875637363882625527280

    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88342

    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88343

    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88345

    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88344

    Partial Product Key: D7P97

    License Status: Initial grace period

    Time remaining: 41580 minute(s) (28 day(s))

    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1

    Trusted time: 10/13/2010 9:42:55 PM

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    output from server

    Name: Windows Server(R), ServerEnterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), VOLUME_KMS_R2_B chann
    el
    Partial Product Key: BCGJC
    License Status: Licensed

    Key Management Service is enabled on this machine
        Current count: 9
        Listening on Port: 1688
        DNS publishing enabled
        KMS priority: Normal

    Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients
        Total requests received: 543
        Failed requests received: 22
        Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0
        Requests with License Status Licensed: 11
        Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 481
        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: 51

    Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:44 AM
  • Hello JonDoe321,

    It's a retail key on that machine, not a KMS client key

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), RETAIL channel

    See where it calls out Retail, this should be kmsclient

    Change the product key to the KMS setup key for that OS

    Link to the Win7 and server 2008 R2 kms setup keys

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793421.aspx

     

     


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:48 PM
  • hi

     

    I basically installed from the media and made an image out of it. So the media I guess its a retail media? 

    I was able to activate to the kms server now but

     

    I had to 

     

    slmgr -ipk kms_key

    slmgr -skms my_kms_server:1688

    slmgr -ato

     

    Do I have to do this before I sysprep a machine or will syspreppring it reset these settings?

    Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:11 PM
  • for windows 7 activation I am getting this error

     

    C:\Users\Administrator>cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -dlv

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

     

    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

     

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel

    Activation ID: ae2ee509-1b34-41c0-acb7-6d4650168915

    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f

    Extended PID: 00392-00170-918-500000-03-1033-7600.0000-2882010

    Installation ID: 019293978270817062888416161022747905557424759432715675

    Partial Product Key: HVTHH

    License Status: Initial grace period

    Time remaining: 43140 minute(s) (29 day(s))

    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2

    Trusted time: 10/15/2010 11:36:21 AM

    Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order

     to update values.

     

     

     

    C:\Users\Administrator>cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ato

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

     

    Activating Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition (ae2ee509-1b34-41c0-acb7-6d465016891

    5) ...

    Error: 0xC004F038 The software Licensing Service reported that the computer coul

    d not be activated. The count reported by your Key Management Service (KMS) is i

    nsufficient. Please contact your system administrator

     

    on the kms server:

     

    C:\Users\tkw>cscript c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -dlv

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

     

    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18112

    Name: Windows Server(R), ServerEnterprise edition

    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), VOLUME_KMS_R2_B chann

    el

    Activation ID: c99b641f-c4ea-4e63-bec3-5ed2ccd0f357

    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f

    Extended PID: 55041-00168-313-103707-03-1033-6002.0000-2802010

    Installation ID: 009232582564355646651036411664907185978361406131490286

    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=48189

    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=48190

    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=48192

    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=48191

    Partial Product Key: BCGJC

    License Status: Licensed

     

    Key Management Service is enabled on this machine

        Current count: 8

        Listening on Port: 1688

        DNS publishing enabled

        KMS priority: Normal

     

    Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients

        Total requests received: 555

        Failed requests received: 22

        Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0

        Requests with License Status Licensed: 11

        Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 485

        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: 59

     

     

    what the the count number have to beto accept win7 clients?

    Friday, October 15, 2010 6:43 PM
  • Hello JonDoe321,

    For Windows 7 the count needs to be 25 Windows KMS clients.

    You may need to check if you have duplicated CMIDs on some of the machines.

     

    Here is a blog posting explaining how to check for that:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2009/10/16/kms-host-client-count-not-increasing-due-to-duplicate-cmid-s.aspx

     


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Friday, October 15, 2010 10:43 PM
  • My clients are looking to activate windows 7 through the internet using mak keys. We want them to use our KMS server for activation instead. This is one image we deployed thoughout the org. how do I change it so that the clients will activate using our kms server instead of using the mak key?
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:20 PM
  • Hello JonDoe321.

    Use the VAMT tool to mange the machines and change the product keys back to KMS client machines.

     

    VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en

     


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:25 PM
  • how do I do a ldap query for only windows 7 machines within vamt?
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:03 PM
  • Hello JonDoe321,

    Not sure how to do LDAP queries.

    Here is the technical reference link which gives the WMI properties and methods

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee355153.aspx

     


    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 8:05 PM