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KMS Activation Windows Server 2008 R2

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I have a brand new Windows Server 2008 R2 that I want to host KMS for our corporation. I have official KMS and MAK license keys from MS. Do I activate the server with a MAK license key and then install KMS using the KMS key provided?

Or do I leave the OS not activated, and install KMS using the KMSKey? And then it will activate itself?

I also wanted to originally install KMS on the domain controller but it is only W2K8R2 Standard - which makes it Server Group B. We will have several Data Center servers so I need Server Group C KMS installed. So.... can I have a B Key on the DC and a C key on the DataCenter Server or just the higher level Key published.

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Install KMS on windows 2008 R2 server using the KMS key and it will activate by itself. Higher level key i.e. group C key is sufficient.
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