How do I use Multiple KMS host keys with 1 KMS host server
Posted on 2011-02-28
I'm sure others must have encountered this. Here's the scenario:
Single domain company with sites across Europe. Each site has their own license agreement with Microsoft and their own specific KMS host key for Windows 7.
The desktop deployment process is managed from the UK where a KMS host is installed under the UK Microsoft Agreement. All countries use Altiris for desktop deployment which is hosted in the UK and managed by UK staff.
Can the UK KMS host server take account of the individual KMS licenses for each country? I expect the answer is no. So how is it possible to license Windows 7 using each countries individual KMS license? Does each country have to setup their own KMS host, if so how will that work in a single domain?
Clients use DNS to lookup the KMS host and at the moment they will be pointing to the UK host and will activate against it accordingly. How can we ensure that each client only activates against the correct host if indeed we need disparate KMS hosts in our environment?