KMS keys without "server KMS" !?

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  1. X64_Bit

    X64_Bit MDL Novice

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    Hello everyone,

    If you install one (true) key "KMS" without having a server, is this a valid key or it will "break" in a while?

    I did a "print screen" of my activation I have ... but I have no "KMS Server"

    Can you give me your expert opinion :rolleyes:

    Thank you for your answer :)
     

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  2. ailef

    ailef MDL Senior Member

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    #2 ailef, Aug 7, 2009
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    anyone is able to see something on this screenshot ?
    it's so little that i cannot see a thing.
    i tried to zoom but it's horrible, i guess i see it's activated.
     
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  3. JavoSpam

    JavoSpam MDL Novice

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    The image is too small, i can't see well...
     
  4. computerwis

    computerwis MDL Novice

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    I can see it, it says it is licensed. Weird not using a server.
     
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  5. computerwis

    computerwis MDL Novice

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    You have a quite good and powerful computer.
     
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  6. X64_Bit

    X64_Bit MDL Novice

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  7. 0ldBear

    0ldBear MDL Novice

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    On vista, the KMS keys needed to re-verify to the server periodically in order to stay active.

    cheers
     
  8. X64_Bit

    X64_Bit MDL Novice

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    Humm ... but if there ever server ... which the key will be invalidated?
     
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  9. manojmat

    manojmat MDL Novice

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    Actually, yours is a KMS server installation! Not a KMS client requiring activation.
     
  10. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    this is the way KMS works:

    If you enter a key then Windows activates like normal. No calling home to reactivate. This is how I activated my servers at work.

    If you do NOT enter a key and enter in a KMS Server then you need to call home to that server every 120 days or something like that. You also need the required host count too.
     
  11. ailef

    ailef MDL Senior Member

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    so if it's like vista, your machine will become unactivated in 180 days if it cannot connect to the server to verify your license,
    i thought it would try to connect on first activation but it seems it will do that in 180 days.
     
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  12. X64_Bit

    X64_Bit MDL Novice

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    So I am a server :D ... therefore I have no other PC at home ... I'm quiet? ... while waiting for a MAK key
     
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  13. HolyRoses

    HolyRoses MDL Novice

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    What does that mean from an end user perspective? Can his machine act a s key server and authenticate other win7 clients? If so how does that work?
     
  14. ailef

    ailef MDL Senior Member

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    no, his machine is a client machine, it cannot activate others, it needs to connect to a server to check the license and the machine to stay activated after 180 days.
     
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  15. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Wrong, if it was installed by a KMS key, and he opens the KMS port (TCP:1688) on his router to point to this machine, and tells us his IP address, he would be doing a great service.
     
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