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

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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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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