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conversation MAK client to KMS client .

Last Modified: 2018-02-15
Hello All,

I have Windows server 2008 R2/2012 R2/2016 images which is installed with MAK key now i want to convert to KMS Key .

I  am little confused , How to convert MAK client to KMS client , I have gone through many MS article & blog which says
You do not need to run slmgr /upk to uninstall the product key.
You should only need to run slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx.
Use the KMS client keys from the Volume Activation Deployment document:

My question here is KMS client key will be provided by the KMS host or this will be available to MS above mentioned link also
few of the articles saying  :
slmgr.vbs /ipk <KmsSetupKey>

Which  is correct method , please suggest ,its confusing !

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