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KMS server to update office 2010, 2013 and windows 2008 and 2012

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Dear All,

   I have windows 7 configured as KMS server to activate windows 7 computers in my network, I want to know how can I use the same KMS server to activate office applications. windows 2012 computers in my network, how to setup that as well.

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Windows 7 KMS server cannot activate higher version of Operating systems unfortunately.
If you want to activate Windows 2012 servers then you must install KMS server on a Windows 2012 machine so it can activate lower version of operating systems including Windows 2008 R2.
For office, yes you can use the same machine to activate office products.

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793434.aspx

Specifically under "Planning a KMS Deployment"

"....a KMS host that is running Windows 7 can activate only computers running Windows 7 and Windows Vista."

You may want to consider another host such as one of your domain controllers, as KMS doesn't require a dedicated server.


Hope this helps!

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In order to activate windows server 2012 on Windows 7 KMS , you have to install the updates described in :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757817

also you have to install office Host pack to activate MS office 2010 ( you have to contact Microsoft licensing support to get this key after installing the tool).
http://workinghardinit.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/windows-server-2012-kms-service-activation/

remember that the minimum number of client for servers is 5 clients and for office 5 or 25
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