Windows 8 en Server 2012 KMS Service Activation

For Licensing and on a R2 you need to the Service.

Install the following update: An is available for and Server hosts to support and Windows as described in KB2691586.
If you don’t install this hotfix registering a Windows will throw an Error: 0xC004F050 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid

So request the hotfix and install it. Just follow the instructions and you’ll be fine clip_image001

We can start putting our brand new key into action.

Uninstall the current KMS key using slmgr.vbs /upk clip_image002

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Now you can install the new KMS key. The key listed here is obviously a demo one clip_image002[1]If you run in to any here, restarting the KMS Service can help. Try that first.

slmgr.vbs /ipk NOPEI-AMNOT-GIVIN-GITTO-YOU!

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Now activate your brandnew KMS key slmgr.vbs /ato
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We run slmgr.vbs /dlv again and as you can see now we can activate all our servers and computers

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