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Office 2013 KMS host activation count is not increasing

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I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS host (for Windows 7 and Office 2013).  I have about 60 Windows 7 desktops that utilize the KMS host for OS and Office 2013 activation.  OS activation is fine, but I am having an issue with the Office 2013 activation.  All these desktops are clones from a parent image, so I thought I might be having an issue with duplicate CMIDs, however, I just ran slmgr.vbs /dli on 6 different desktops (including the parent image) and ALL are showing unique IDs.  If I run cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD on the KMS host, I see the following:

Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17946

Name: Office 15, KMSHostVL edition
Description: Office 15, VOLUME_KMS channel
Activation ID: 2e28138a-847f-42bc-9752-61b03fff33cd
Application ID: 0ff1ce15-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663
Extended PID: 55041-00206-234-852489-03-1033-7601.0000-3542013
Installation ID: 012121000423253756104341103052424790623101080094941475
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88342
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88343
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88345
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88344
Partial Product Key: xxxxx
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 7/22/2014 3:54:01 PM

Key Management Service is enabled on this machine
    Current count: 3
    Listening on Port: 1688
    DNS publishing enabled
    KMS priority: Normal

Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients
    Total requests received: 2077
    Failed requests received: 40
    Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0
    Requests with License Status Licensed: 885
    Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 112
    Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 25
    Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0
    Requests with License Status Notification: 1015


What I am concentrating on here is the current count of only 3.  I have run cscript ospp.vbs /act on all 6 previously mentioned Win 7 desktops, and I cannot get this count to increase.  Here is the output of this command:

Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

---Processing--------------------------
---------------------------------------
Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
SKU ID: b13afb38-cd79-4ae5-9f7f-eed058d750ca
LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeStandardVL_KMS_Client edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Last 5 characters of installed product key: 92CD4
ERROR CODE: 0xC004F038
ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product coul
d not be activated. The count reported by your Key Management Service (KMS) is i
nsufficient. Please contact your system administrator.
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---Exiting-----------------------------


And here is the output of cscript ospp.vbs /dstatusall:

Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

---Processing--------------------------
---------------------------------------
SKU ID: a24cca51-3d54-4c41-8a76-4031f5338cb2
LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeStandardVL_MAK edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, RETAIL(MAK) channel
LICENSE STATUS:  ---UNLICENSED---
ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key
is not available.
---------------------------------------
SKU ID: b13afb38-cd79-4ae5-9f7f-eed058d750ca
LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeStandardVL_KMS_Client edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
LICENSE STATUS:  ---OOT_GRACE---
ERROR CODE: 0x4004F00D
ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the application
is running within the valid out of tolerance grace period.
REMAINING GRACE: 29 days  (43189 minute(s) before expiring)
Last 5 characters of installed product key: 92CD4
        KMS machine name from DNS: MY.DOMAIN.CONTROLLER:1688
        Activation Interval: 120 minutes
        Renewal Interval: 10080 minutes
        KMS host caching: Enabled
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---Exiting-----------------------------


What could I be missing here?
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Svet Paperov earned 500 total points
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Most of the KMS activation issues are because of missing or incorrect DNS SRV record. http://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2011/11/14/how-to-discover-kms-hosts-via-a-dns-query-and-remove-them-if-need-be.aspx However, since the clients contact the server, the DNS seems correct.

The KMS activation diagnotic tools could help http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624355(v=office.15).aspx

You can also try to reset the Office 2013 KMS GVLK http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn385360(v=office.15).aspx
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by:Dustin23
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Ok I used the KMS host diagnostic tool, and after looking at the KMS event logs on the host, I saw that in fact I did have some clients with the same CMID.  So I ran a ospprearm.exe on the parent image, created a new snapshot, and recomposed the associated View desktops.  It looks like it's going to work now.  I will verify in the morning.
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Ok everything seems to be working well.  Activation counts on the KMS host have increased to 8.  Thanks for the assistance on this matter!!
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