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troubleshooting Question

no Software licensing service when setup KMS in windows server 2008 R2

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Hi Experts,

i am trying to bring up KMS in a windows 2008 R2 64bit OS. i followed the setup guide at microsoft technet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303280.aspx#_Install_KMS_Hosts):

To install a KMS host on a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 computer

1.      Log on to the computer that will serve as the KMS host.

2.      Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

3.      To install your KMS key, type the following at the command prompt, and then press Enter:
cscript C:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk <KmsKey>

4.      Activate the KMS host with Microsoft® using one of the following:

a.      For online activation, type the following at the command prompt and then press Enter:
cscript C:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato

b.      For telephone activation, type the following at the command prompt and then press Enter:
slui.exe 4

5.      After activation is complete, restart the Software Licensing Service using the Service application.

I am having problem with step 5 where i do not have "Software Licensing Service", I tried to reboot but no luck.

please help.

many thanks.
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