KMS Server Transfer

I am currently running KMS Server on one of my domain controllers for Windows Activation.  I will be demoting/removing the DC with the KMS  server from my network and I need help with transferring the KMS Server to another DC before removing it from my network.

Note:  All my DCs are running Windows 2012 R2 on single domain and single forest

AnagkazoSystems EngineerAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
KMS registration depends on DNS.

Are you familiar with setting up KMS?
Here is a link that should help setup your new server.

You can stand up another KMS server add your Key/Keys and the client should find the new server.
Then update or confirm that your DNS _VLMCS_TCP_<domain> entry is pointing to the new server. The next time the clients poll they will call on that server.

You can also manually initiate the polling by running slmgr -ATO from the computer you want to activate on.

Here another link that outlines the steps to migrate your KMS.

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Adding on to what yo_bee posted earlier, after you setup the new KMS server you can decommission the old one using processed outlined in the following article...
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