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Windows 2008R2 windows activation

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Hi,

We have single domain single forest.

Most of our servers are Windows 2008R2 and some Windows2003.

When we install Windows 2008R2, it is asking as to activate the product, which is understandable.
But if we choose not to activate it, and we add machine to domain, then it says the machine validated and activated.

We dont seem to run any licensing servers or anything?  Maybe we do somewhere that I dont know.

Any suggestions?
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JAN PAKULA earned 167 total points
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you had to use kms  licence key on one of you servers and it propagated serial over domain

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/product-activation.aspx

Jan MA CCNA
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by:Ernie Beek
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Looks like one of your servers was installed with a KMS key. This means it runs a service with which domain computers can automatically activate.
Got a link somewhere............
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by:rsoly777
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There must be a KMS Server somewhere on your network if it is activating automatically or it is possible there is a group policy somewhere that is telling machines to activate, this would explain why the activation seems to be automatic
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by:Ernie Beek
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Ah, it's allready posted :)
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yep same time too :)
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hehe:)
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Thank you!
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