Key management services - volume activation of Windows 7
Posted on 2012-03-26
I have created a Server 2008 R2 box to be a key management services server. I have activated it with a "VOLUME_KMS_R2_B" key which is supposed to activate Server 2008 R2 and below as well as Windows 7 workstations.
I understand that I am supposed to have at least 5 servers or 25 workstations before the server starts to activate licenses. So I created 30 Windows 7 virtual devices using XenDesktop. I even used Volume Activation Management Tool (2.0) to ensure that all 30 have KMS keys and are pointing to the correct server (and yes DNS is set up correctly and DNS publishing is enabled).
Even after trying to activate 30 Windows 7 Professional machines, I still get the report that the count reported by your Key Management Service (KMS) is insufficient. PLease contact your system administrator.
Any ideas on why this won't activate Windows 7? There are no errors in any event log, only notes that an activation request has been processed.