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How can I tell if my Windows 2003 server is a KMS client

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Hello,

How can I tell by looking on a 2003 server if my licensing scheme is using KMS, MAK,

On 2008 i can use the slmgr.vbs. to see this.

However, i have no idea how to dig this up on a 2K3 machine. perhaps a command? or regkey to view?

thx
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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2003 doesn't have support for being activated via KMS thus no command is/was necessary to check. Your 2003 server is definitely not a KMS client.
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I see.

However, a 2003 server may be a KMS host/server?
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Correct. Microsoft did release an update that allows 2003 to act as a KMS host.
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I see..

so I have a 2003 KMS host in my infrastructure. However, I don't see any product keys or anything in general within the VAMT console.

However, when I go to event viewer, I see kms request event lots. Not sure from what servers since i don't see anything within the VAMT console. Perhaps i am looking in the wrong spot? Or I can decommission this server as I dont find a use for it if its not providing a license channel for my clients.
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I just came across an Event in Key management service logs store on my 2003 KMS host server

the event id is 12290 - an activation request has been processed.


the event was generated by a request sent by a 2003 server
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