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Office 2010, KMS and Activation

Hello, we are running KMS on a Server 2008 R2 box.  It is up and running properly I believe but I wanted to ask some others that have more time working with it just to make sure all is OK.  I did the first roughly 10 computers running the installer manually and then it eventually showing that the product was activate once KMS hit the threshold (of which I believe is 10 for Office 2010).  Also during this time I worked on using the Office Customization Tool to build an MSP for hands-on installation.  We've pushed that out to over 200 computers.  I told it to use KMS as its activation mechanism and all the machines that we've rolled it out to show as being properly activated on the individual machines.  Most of those machines we've installed it on we turned off basically right after the installation was done and they've not been turned on or used since.  On the KMS server, here is a status of the KMS both from this morning and then this afternoon (see below.)  What concerns me is the number of installations that say they are licensed in the grace period.  I read some reports that say that that isn't good and then I read this article from Microsoft and it basically implied that as long as the Total Requests and other amounts keep going up you are OK.  Here is the link to that article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee939272.aspx.
 
So should I be concerned that in a few weeks or so I'm going to have lots of Office 2010 computers saying that they need to be activated or am I ok?
 
Thank you,
Dennis
 
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KMS Server Stats This Morning:

 

Name: Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition

Description: Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel

<Licensing Information Redacted>

License Status: Licensed

Remaining Windows rearm count: 3

Trusted time: 8/8/2012 6:25:32 PM

 

Key Management Service is enabled on this machine

    Current count: 10

    Listening on Port: 1688

    DNS publishing enabled

    KMS priority: Normal

 

Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients

    Total requests received: 214

    Failed requests received: 0

    Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0

    Requests with License Status Licensed: 19

    Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 195

    Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 0

    Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0

    Requests with License Status Notification: 0

 

KMS Server Stats Now:

 

Name: Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition

Description: Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel

<Licensing Information Redacted>

License Status: Licensed

Remaining Windows rearm count: 3

Trusted time: 8/10/2012 1:49:00 PM

 

Key Management Service is enabled on this machine

    Current count: 10

    Listening on Port: 1688

    DNS publishing enabled

    KMS priority: Normal

 

Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients

    Total requests received: 220

    Failed requests received: 0

    Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0

    Requests with License Status Licensed: 21

    Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 199

    Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 0

 

    Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0

    Requests with License Status Notification: 0
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
no your fine.. just keep in mind that every 6 months they have to reactivate (renew their activation)
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theposseAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that information; and they do the reactivation all by themselves so long as they are connected to our company's network/domain, is that correct?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes they will reactivate all by themselves. This is normally a problem with people that are on the road for extended periods
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