Server 2012 R2 KMS / Upgrade?

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  1. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    So I am attempting to install my KMS key for server 2012 R2 however it seems to dislike the key. So I am assuming just like when we installed KMS keys for server 2012 on our 2008 R2 box we had to install an update to the server before it would work. Does anyone know where I can find this?
     
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  3. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Pyr3x, Sep 24, 2013
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    Yes, KMS Host Key.

    I need to update the KMS Host Key on my existing KMS (Server 2008 R2) to support Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.

    Last time I updated my KMS Host Key for Server 2012 I had to install a hotfix to my Server 2008 R2 box to support the new KMS Host Key. I am assuming an update now exist for Server 2012 R2.
     
  4. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    I have not seen any hotfixes to upgrade older KMS hosts.
    I presume at present HOST keys dependent on KMS_A _B or _C class have to be entered either on Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2.



     
  5. KarbonKopy

    KarbonKopy MDL Novice

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    I'm assuming like you mentioned that you will need a update to Server 2012 or 2008 R2 in order to activate the KMS host key on those OS's. If you run a 2012 R2 KMS server you might not need to but I am unsure as I have not testing this. I do know that with 2012 R2 and 8.1 the KMS version is upgraded so a patch will probably be released sometime around GA...though I wish it was earlier.
     
  6. sebus

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  7. Pyr3x

    Pyr3x MDL Junior Member

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    So I managed to sort this out. No patch is out yet for Server 2008 R2. I decided to just build out a Server 2012 R2 Core Box and use it as a stand alone KMS server. I am now able to activate all versions of server up to 2012 R2 and all versions of Windows up to 8.1.

    Pretty cool stuff!
     
  8. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    just as I posted earlier ....
     
  9. BIOSNOIDEA

    BIOSNOIDEA MDL Senior Member

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    Up to or is clearer saying: except 2012 R 2 and WIN 8.1...................:D

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  10. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Up to and including 2012R2 and Win8.1, and what's Potter got to do with it?
     
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  11. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Magic?

    But there is none here, bloke has his KMS key already
     
  12. KarbonKopy

    KarbonKopy MDL Novice

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    Found the needed update today.

    support.microsoft.com/kb/2885698
     
  13. BIOSNOIDEA

    BIOSNOIDEA MDL Senior Member

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    #13 BIOSNOIDEA, Nov 2, 2013
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    KMS V6 is out................................:D

    BUT it will not activate 2012 R2, yet. This is the known up to a few hours..........KMS Micro 501 by Ratiborous.
    Sorry, I did not know this till a few minutes ago................it appears that so far there is only one way (which I did yesterday) KMS Pico 9.xxx