KMS License Server

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a couple of Vista workstation running in my domain and I believe I set up a KMS server somewhere to activate them, however, I cannot remember where I did that.  How can I find the KMS License server in the network?  I am going to start rolling out Server 2008 boxes and need to get one activated.  
Question by:mfehrmann
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    by:Vince Glisson
    It should have an entry in your DNS server, which should lead you to the locaiton of your KMS...
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    Where in the DNS?  I dont see anything called KMS?
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    Are you using Volume Activation 2.0?
    What steps did you take to install it?
    The service will be running as slsvc
    dns->forward-lookup-zones->your domain->_tcp should be an srv record that points to the KMS just as there will srv records that point to _gc global catalog server.
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    AH!  There it is, well, new question then.  What if that machine no longer exists in the network.  Can I just set up a new KMS Server?  Yes I am using Volume Activation 2.0.  

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