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Installing KMS (key management system) microsoft volume licensing

Posted on 2013-10-22
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Hi,
My domain includes windows 8 machines(32, 64), server 2008 R2, office prof plus 2013, office 2010 etc.  If I install a server 2008 R2 with (KMS) server will it activate all of the above OS and the office 2013 on them?
-Or
I have to install for windows 8 a windows 8 KMS server.
For
Office 2013 a separate server
For
Server 2008 R2
A separate server?  
If I have to install only one KMS server where do we put in the serieal numbers of all these servers OS and office?
Need help.
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by:Matt V
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You need to download the Volume Activation Management Tool and install the keys with that.

There is a HOTFIX patch to make it work with Windows 8

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686878.aspx#_Toc257201346
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by:amanzoor
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Mattvmotas;
I have installed VAMT 3.0  have put in my keys for volume licensing (KMS and MAK) for office 2013.  Nothing happened so manually tried to put in the keys by selecting all the clients inside the VMAT 3.  Still I have to put in keys and activate manually via VMAT?
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You should only be putting the KMS keys, not the MAK keys.  MAK is Multiple Activation which is the opposite of KMS.

How many activations have you attempted?  There is a minimum amount that have to try before it will start activations.  Operating systems is 25 clients.

So once the 26th client tries to activate, then they will all activate.
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by:amanzoor
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Mattvmotas;
I have removed the MAK license key and left the KMS key.  I am going to leave it like this assuming all my clients get auto activated.  Will let you know by tomorrow.
Thanks
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