Promote existing KMS client as KMS Host
Posted on 2016-09-18
have a situation, where I have to demote one of the DC(A) also holding KMS host role(for windows and office). but before that, looking to promote another DC(B) with KMS role.
Now that DC(B) is already a KMS client. so how would that conversion take place.
my understanding says below steps:-
1-)Installing volume activation role on DC(B)
2-)Install and activate KMS host key with slmgr.vbs on DC(B) //fully understand the threshold of activation in order to get it operational
3-)Manually set SRV entries for DC(B) in DNS
4-)Uninstall KMS host key with slmgr.vbs on DC(A)
5-)Remove SRV entries for DC(A)
Please correct me if I am thinking wrong or If I need to follow steps in different way or anything?
P.S: DC(A) Operating system is WinServer2012 Std but have KMS Host keys until 2012R2 and office 2013.
DC(B) operating system is WinServer 2012R2 Std