Changing default KMS Server?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by boss1921, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. boss1921

    boss1921 MDL Novice

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    I've read through the posts and have setup my own kms server using the WES7 (vmware) method and utilized the "Activation Helper tool v1.5" to activate everything seamlessly (btw excellent guide from apex2000)

    My question is for educational purposes and based on my limited knowledge, seeing that the activation is valid for 180 days after which windows/office "dials" a KMS server to re-activate... which server does it "dial"?... An M$ (default) server OR the server used for activation (local server)? If it's the former, is there a command where one can change the default kms server to something else?

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    #2 BTOR, Feb 9, 2013
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    It request the server used for activation on the previous attempt's. and not the MS servers

    you can change it with


    Code:
    slmgr -skms <server name or IP address>[:<port>]
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #3 s1ave77, Feb 9, 2013
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    Asking myself, why didn´t you request this in the sticky thread...:hmm:.

    Yep, activation is valid 180 days. Activated systems by default try to reactivate every 7 days, but this depends on settings of KMS-Server (between 15 minutes up to 30 days).
    Last adress was used is set as standard, if not deleted after activation.
    To see all commands simply type

    Code:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /?
    in administrative CMD.
     
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    boss1921 MDL Novice

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    #4 boss1921, Feb 9, 2013
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    Thanks for the prompt response... my apologies for the extraneous post... feel free to move it accordingly.
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Would be the job of a Admin/Mod :D.
     
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