I've been given the task of seeing if we can convert our multiple activation keys into KMS.
I'm completely new to KMS, so please bear with me on my basic questions.
Here's what I know:
You obtain a KMS key from MS and enter that into the system, where it will then activate with MS and become a KMS server. At this point, it submits some SRV records to DNS so that other systems can locate the server and send their activations to it. The server won't actually start providing any activations until a minimum of 5 client machines have contacted it for activation. Fairly simple ordeal.
I've been reading the information located here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff719787.aspx
And have watched the video located here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=22110
And read the quick instructions here: http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/649-how-can-i-setup-a-kms-server/
My questions about this setup, if anybody has had the bennefit of using KMS:
1. Minimum number of clients is 5. What's the Maximum number of clients a KMS can support?
2. In the video, it was mentioned about half way through that this is not supported on Win2k8 DataCenter editions. I wasn't able to find in any of the articles on which clients are supported. Would anybody have a reference on this?
3. Is only one KMS server per domain allowed? With the updates to DNS, I would imagine this is the case - but in our organization, we have a flat DNS FLZ and about 45 sites. It would be in our best interest to be able to implement one of these servers at each site, and have the local clients activate within their area.
4. Any other pertinant references / information that you guys can provide.
Anything you can throw my way is way more than appreciated.