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How do you find out the KMS key for setting up a host for Windows 7 clients ?
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Thankyou for that.

So can I use the Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard key when having a Windows 2003 Standard R2 Server in order to activate Windows 7 clients?
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I dont think so ...for more info

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=4766

in 2003 you can only activate vista .




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One of the above articles mentions the following:-

"If you are planning to deploy Windows 7 and/or Office 2010 using Key Management Service (KMS) as the activation method, please note:

Windows Server 2008 is not supported as a KMS host to activate Windows 7 and Office 2010
A patch is available to allow activation of Windows 7 client machines
A patch is not available to allow activation of Office 2010 clients

If you are using Windows Server 2008 as a KMS host, here are your options:

Upgrade the KMS host machine to Windows Server 2008 R2
Downgrade the machine to Windows Server 2003
Run the KMS host on a Windows 7 volume edition machine
Run a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine on the Windows Server 2008 machine"

So I assume from that information that Windows 7 can be activated using KMS on Windows 2003 ?
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You are right ..i think the kms 1.2 version support it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968915



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