KMS not showing remaining activation count in VAMT 6.3.9600

My environment is Server 2008 R2 domain.  All domain controllers are 2012 R2.  The Domain Functional Level and Forest Functional Level is 2008 R2.

I have KMS server running 2012 R2 and VAMT 6.3.9600.

The remaining activation count reads "Not available" and I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix this?

I have installed all of my software volume licensing keys and I'd like to see my activation count.


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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
KMS keys do not have a count associated with them.  If you purchased an open license and apply KMS key you are on the honor system with Microsoft.

This link talks about the VAMT and if you go all the way to the bottom of the article you will see 4 items in a table and item 3 says what you are seeing.

How Can I Learn More?
For more information about using VAMT, review the VAMT 2.0 "how to" documents. You can watch video demos of several VAMT tasks at Several of these demos use VAMT 1.2 but the process is the same using VAMT 2.0. The Helpfile in the VAMT 2.0 download has detailed information on how to perform many tasks using the tool.
To learn more about volume activation, visit  Also, check the Genuine Windows Team Blog for what's new.

1      KMS and MAK are the two activation methods available for volume licensing versions of Windows client and server operating systems, and Office 2010. For information on activating with KMS or MAK, visit
2      VAMT discovers these prior version systems to manage any Office 2010 client installations on these versions.
3      Determining remaining activations is not available for KMS host or retail keys.
4      Online activation is alternatively referred to as independent activation in other volume activation documentation.

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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
THAT's what I call a proper reply!  Thank you.
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Thanks CRP

What is considered in improper reply?
Just a link?
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
hahaha!  I guess so.  you were thorough.  you included the answer, some light reference AND a link.  I didn't have to leave the page to find what I needed.  and I learned some things above and beyond what I asked.  just a really good reply.
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Thanks for the good word.
Glad I was able to help as well as shed some light on something you else.
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