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I would like to add a KMS role and service to my windows 2008 R2 server. Looking for the process.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
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so you are going to set up a microsoft volume licensing agreement. and you have at least 5 servers or 25 client machines or 5 office machines?

The office KMS server can be any server or client product. KMS uses port 1688 so it must be open
here is a walkthrough for server 2012R2 http://woshub.com/kms-server-installation-on-windows-server-2012-r2/
Walkthrough Video for Server 2008R2 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/set-up-a-kms-host-on-a-windows-server-2008-r2-machine.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
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Thanks for the info. Can I add this to one of my existing Domain Controllers? Is there a best practice?
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yes you can add it to a domain controller. Best practice is domain controllers should only be domain controllers but economics may dictate otherwise. It is a low impact item so you should be ok
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Thanks for the info. One last question. Do I have to add a role to the server?
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no just follow the 2nd video walkthrough
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OK Thanks much appreciated.

Danny
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I followed the steps in the video and was able to set up the KMS host. When I went into DNS to see if the srv record was created I see 5 or 6 different entries for _VLMCS pointing to different servers. What do I make of that?
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Also, now that I have setup a KMS host will I be able to validate office., win 7, and server?
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