Office 2010 KMS activation

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 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. Surprised

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...


Office 2010 | KMS

How to recreate an accidentally deleted AD integrated DNS zone.

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 5. May 2010 21:01
Some time ago I had a serious problem at a costumer.
The customer had two AD domains in the same Forrest. One of them was running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the other Windows Server 2003 R2.
In the 2003 domain i went into the DNS console and changed the DNS zone replication from "To all DNS servers running on domain controllers in this domain" to "To all DNS servers running on domain controllers in this Forrest".
After a while I saw that the DNS zone for the domain on the 2003 server was missing.... Frown
I looked in the event log and found the following event: More...

KMS server will not activate clients

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 4. May 2010 13:16

This will be my first post on my new blog. Hope that you will enjoy! Smile

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...



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About Me


My name is Thomas Forsmark Sørensen.

I live in Odense in Denmark and work for Globeteam in Virum.

I am working as a Microsoft Infrastructure consultant with main focus on application and Operating System Deployment.

I work mostly with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013, but I also work with other of Microsofts products. 


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