Pls explain in layman terms how the KMS activator work?

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  1. perfection

    perfection MDL Novice

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    I would like to know how thw mini KMS (what's the full form?) actvator works and why does its activation last only for 180 days after which it needs to be reactivated (or allow the service to do it for you)?

    BTW what is meant by rearming office and how many times can it be rearmed?
     
  2. rupsd

    rupsd MDL Senior Member

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    search the forum.Its full of knowledge
     
  3. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    Well that really isn't helpful....

    What it does is Mini-KMS has built into it the ZWT keygen emulator which mimics a real KMS server. From there it sends out a request to it with 127.0.0.1 from port 1688 to see if it wants to activate office 2010. This might not work the first time since the emulator is not perfect but it should respond saying yes you can activate and as for the 180 day thing thats just MS because its required for re-validation on big corporate networks to make everything work.... However most of the time they have a MAK key to fix that.
     
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  4. rupsd

    rupsd MDL Senior Member

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    ok that wasn't helpful but i don't want people to be spoonfed.Well i was suggesting to inculcate the habit of grasping knowledge by reading things
     
  5. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    Yep too true....
     
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    bp1 MDL Member

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    Thank you for providing this very basic answer which also helped me to understand this more.

    Kind Regards
    bp1
     
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  7. perfection

    perfection MDL Novice

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    rupsd: I did search the forum but an astounding number turned up carrying various and sundry references to the mini KMS activator....it was quite confounding, read a few did not come across what i wanted, could not possibly read all those posts and therefore decided to ask. I wlouldn't say asking for a bit of help in finding a needle in a haystack would amount to spoonfeeding.
     
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    rupsd MDL Senior Member

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    You are also right but most people do have that habit
     
  9. perfection

    perfection MDL Novice

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    #9 perfection, Jun 17, 2010
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    Is this limitation of 180 days linked to the fact that you can rearm the office 2010 trial version 5 times (a fact that has been agreed to my MS). Therefore Initial 30 + (5 x 30) = 180?

    Of course with the mini-KMS activator you can use its service to activate for further lengths of 180 days at a stretch

    BTW i found the full form of KMS is Key Management Service
     
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    perfection MDL Novice

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    This means that the mini-KMS activator is merely an emulator functioning like the host and activating client Pcs - a process called activation all based on a ZWT keygen. Smart very smart!
     
  11. Smorgan

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    Its an OK solution not one I would go with if I were trying to activate a Operating system like Windows...
    I'd rather have a full up hack which disables the activation simply put...
    And not have to worry about the 180 day rule...
    Sadly enough thats the only thing that is possible at the moment with office 2010...
    pirate wise of course...
     
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    perfection MDL Novice

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    One last issue that nags me (a total layman) - what would hackers really require to crack a retail version. The serial generation should be easy but the online activation won't - right? What about the 'loophole' of retail street copies having the facility of activating over the phone and receiving an activation/confirmation code? Could that be used as a possibility? MS Office hits the streets i believe mid-June for mass consumption.

    What about a silent loader that tricks office 2010 in believeing it is activated?
     
  13. Smorgan

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    #14 Smorgan, Jun 18, 2010
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    The problem with that is that every activated office 2010 copy is computer specific meaning that you cannot transfer the licenses from one copy to the next...
    Already tried it and I can even see the registry keys which tell office what product key it has and what not...
    What will happen is that office will go into repair mode in order to get the old license back which is backed up in tokens.dat/cache.dat located in the program data folder on the C drive...
    And as for the silent loader I wish I mean its a lovely idea...
    But until the registry encryption is cracked we're stuck...
    when it is cracked you could theoretically put whatever product code you wanted in...

    But it was a hell of a lot easier with windows but with office the protection service is running 24 by 7...
    Looking for the unique identifier telling office it is activated or not...

    And also the Registry stuff can't be modded because the OSPPSVC checks back to see if everything is all good and not hacked...
    So ummm yea...
     
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