KMS Server

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Pyr3x, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    I have a KMS key for Windows 8.1 and Server R2 which I got with my MSDN. Now could anyone tell me if I need to install it on Server 2012 R2? How?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You have a KMS host key? or a gVLK (default KMS activation key)?
    I would advise not sharing it with people if you have a host key. The KMS PID would likely quickly get you in trouble if you did.
    AFAIK installing a host key on server requires a kb file download. If you had a host key it would likely mention that you needed to download a certain kb file.
     
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  3. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    Its a host key.
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Yah be careful with that, esp if it's one for a company you work for. Don't share it with these vultures or they'll have activators coming out the ass using a vm and your KMS PID will get you in hot water if there's any sort of new whitelisting or WAT updating integration introduced in v6.

    ...and definitely don't give it to me. I am a pirate.
     
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  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    There's a Volume Activation Management Tool in the 8.1 ADK
    You could try using that, though you need to be mindful that KMS hosts don't activate until you have a certain number of clients.
    This was originally the stuff that was discussed in the thread:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/39048-HOW-TO-KMS-HOST-and-TOOLS-v-3-0

    They came up with a tool to increase client count. I'm guessing if you got your host key set up, you could increase your client count enough, then start being able to activate an 8.1/2012r2 system.
    IIRC the 8.0 systems required 20 or 25 clients, something like that...

    Bear in mind also that they have made changes to try to block the same computer that hosts the key from activating software on it's same IP addresses through various methods.
    You might need to run the client increasing program on a different system.

    It's still a bit new here, and I've never ran an activation server myself.
     
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  7. Tito

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    I'm highly doubtful... KMS Host keys can only be given through VLSC, not MSDN.

    :g:
     
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    Should have wrote this:

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  9. EFA11

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    good point :sailor:
     
  10. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    I guess it's obvious that KMS (Key Management Service) and MAK (Multiple Activation Key) can only be obtained from VLSC. Also the op doesn't reply to his questions or the comments posted by the other members.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe a Clown need a new way to show what he's capable of (or not) because the Windows 8.1 game seems to be over for him and to Windows 9 is a long way to go!:bounce4::bounce4::blowup:
     
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    Old News :biggrin:
     
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    arseny92 MDL Secret Weapon

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    #16 arseny92, Sep 12, 2013
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    Actually there is no difference, as both MSDN MAKs and VLSC MAKs are using the same groupid of 2618 and actid {354d964a-56e7-43c5-a93f-287a7a750bd4} (I referring here to 8.1, I didn't check the Windows 8/7 pkeyconfigs) .
    The only difference is the number of activations on it, dependent on the subscription level (MSDN have 20 activations, VLSC have dependent on the subscription level, counting from 20 to 500 or (rare high level Enterprise SA subscriptions) some thousands or millions of activation count).

    KMS Host keys (Volume:CSVLK) are available through VLSC only.