Key/Activation Confusion

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by f0ster, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. f0ster

    f0ster MDL Junior Member

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    Heres what I think the deal is (maybe someone can confirm or deny): installed server 2012 rtm standard (did not ask for a key). Used an OEM key found on the forum and then ran the commands to kms activate (also found on the forums). When I run slmgr.vbs -ato (using all the found kms servers) I get activating windows server standard edition (big-hairy-number) Error: Product activation failed.I think the problem is I used a OEM key on a non-OEM disc?Also, when I use windows to activate, I get:error code: 0xc004f063error description: software licensing service reported that the computer is missing a required OEM license
     
  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Cannot mix OEM_SLP keys and KMS activation.

    If you are going to KMS activate, use the publicly available KMS client key for that edition.
     
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  3. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    In other words look at the product.ini located on the Source of the ISO you used then you'll see the GVLK key your looking for.
     
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