This update extends the Key Management Service (KMS) for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 to enable the enterprise licensing of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. KMS provides support for the following KMS client activations:
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
KMS uses a KMS host key to activate itself on a KMS host and to establish a local activation service in your environment. This update extends support for KMS to provide activation for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2.
This update extends the Key Management Service (KMS) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow enterprise licensing of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012. KMS provides support for the following KMS client activations:
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Key Management Service (KMS) uses a KMS host key to activate KMS on a KMS host, and to establish a local activation service in your environment. This update extends support for KMS to provide activation for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012.
Before you start you must al ready have a kms server. On the KMS server you need to install the Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack on the KMS Server. Launch Microsoft Outlook 2010 Click to the File tab. Click Help.
Office is not activated Determining Which Activation Method Office is Using – KMS or MAK
Click the start menu and enter cmd /k cscript “%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs” /dstatus in the search box.
If running 32 bit Office 2010 on 64 bit Windows, %programfiles% above should be replaced with %programfiles(x86)%.
Checking if a DNS Domain is Configured for KMS Auto-Discovery
To check if a DNS domain is configured for KMS auto-discovery, check that a SRV record exists.
nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp.wardvissers.nl
If a SRV record exists for the domain, the DNS server will detail the SRV record.
C:\>nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp
_vlmcs._tcp.wardvissers.local SRV service location:
priority = 0
weight = 0
port = 1688
svr hostname = ward-dc2.wardvissers.local
If no SRV record exists for the domain, the DNS server will return an error
Verifying that a Windows Computer can Communicate with the KMS Activation Server
KMS activation requires that the machine to be activated has TCP port 1688 open for outbound communication to the activation server.
Verifying that outbound TCP port 1688 is open to the KMS server
Download and install the utility portqry.exe from Microsoft. It is a command line utility from Microsoft that reports the port status of a remote host.
The command will return “TCP port 1688 (unknown service): LISTENING” if the computer is able to communicate with the KMS server.
If the command returns “TCP port 1688 (unknown service): FILTERED” then the computer is unable to communicate with the KMS server
Manually Specifying the KMS Activation Server
1. Type cmd in the search bar to locate the command window.. 2. At the command prompt, type cd\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14.
If running 32 bit Office 2010 on 64 bit Windows, Program Files above should be replaced with Program Files (x86). Run the command cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:ward-dc02.wardvissers.local to manually specify the KMS activation server.
Run the command cscript ospp.vbs /act to activate Office with the KMS server.
Launch Microsoft Outlook 2010 agein Click to the File tab. Click Help.