6. May 2010 08:43
As the first Office product Office 2010 can use KMS for activation.
You can use either KMS or MAK key for the activation like with Window Vista and Windows 7.
But I have just found out (the hard way) that the KMS activation of Office 2010 is not supported on Windows Server 2008.
If you need to setup a KMS server for activating Office 2010 you will need to configure the KMS server on one of the following supported OS'es:
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 7
According to this blog post Microsoft recommend the following solutions if your KMS server is running on Server 2008: More...
4. May 2010 13:16
This will be my first post on my new blog. Hope that you will enjoy!
I had a KMS server installed on a Windows Server 2008 SP2. The KMS server was activated using a Windows Server 2008 KMS B key, and the KB968912 allowing Windows Server 2008 SP2 KMS to activate Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 was installed.
A statistic for the KMS server can be show with the cscript slmgr.vbs /dli command.
Normally a KMS server will start activate servers when the "Current Count" reaches 5 and clients when it reaches 25.
But this server would not increase the "Current Count" only the "Failed requests received" would increase. More...