- Server 2008 R2
- “Windows Server 2008 R2 Std/Ent KMS B” key
- Load up a VM or physical machines using the “Windows Server 2008 R2 Std/Ent KMS B”. Click on OK on the warning of using a Key Management Service key
Testing KMS config
- Open CMD as an admin and type “nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp”
- Apologize for the censorship on the pic below, security first!
Querying KMS server
- Open CMD as an admin and type “cscript slmgr.vbs /dli”
- Looking through your licensing agreement there is a difference between KMS A, B and C license keys.
- A is for Server 2008 Web Edition and for activating other class A servers along with Windows 7 machines.
- B is for Server 2008 Ent/Std Editions and for activating other class B & A servers along with Windows 7 machines.
- C is for Server 2008 Data Center and for activating other class C, B, & A servers along with Windows 7 machines.
- In order for the server to start activating others machines, you must have 5 servers or 25 Windows 7/Vista computers.
- VMs do not count as unique physical computers however do function as KMS clients.
- KMS listens on port 1688 to change the port type in “slmgr.vbs /SPrt <port #>”, then “net stop slsvc && net start slscv”