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Posted on 2012-03-12
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Trying to run KMS on a Windows 2003 R2 SP 2 server, for activation of Win 7 Clients, the following error appears:-

"An error in updating your system has occurred. Windows Server 2003 has been partially updated and may not work properly"

Any help most grateful.
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Just noticed KMS is already installed (someone beat me to it !), so i assume the error related to this.
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By default server 2003 has KMS 1.1 installed on it , an update is required to 1.2 to enable windows 7 clients to be activates

see

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=968915
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Thanks for the info.

Just a couple of other points please.

1) How does ESS work for educational institutions. Is it a case of once everything is sorted, Microsoft email account login and license keys for Office 2010 and Windows 7. Then you use KMS on the server to activate the clients ?

2) Do the clients have to be connected when activation takes place, even if they have been setup in Active Directory initially ?

3) What happens if say Office 2010 or Windows 7 is activated prior to using KMS, is licensing or activation affected ?

4) Is activation affected if a new server is installed to replace an existing server, how is it transferred to the new server ?

Thanks
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