Saturday, October 19, 2013

KMS Activator for Windows 8.1 and 2012 R2


Are you running with Windows 8.1 or 2012 R2 and looking for KMS Activator ?

Sorry this is not the right post for you. I am just explaining how I got my 2012 R2  activated by Key Management Service (KMS)

Who ever using KMS keys need to add the new ones from  Microsoft  Volume license Service Center


Are you updated with hotfix for your existing KMS server ?

If not you can request for the hotfix(KB2691586) to download from here

Its applicable for

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

Get the email and download it then install.

You definitely need a down time window for this.

Run this command as Administrator :

cscript %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk

Note :- Each KMS host key is associated with a windows editions so client keys can not be used to Servers.

You will get the below error if  you are trying to add a key which is not matching with editions.

Error message: 0xc004f015: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.SL_E_PRODUCT_SKU_NOT_INSTALLEDFor example, you receive this error message if you try to install a KMS host key for Windows 7 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.For more information about KMS host keys and about associated groups of Windows editions, see Table 5 in the “Determine Product Key Needs” section of the Volume Activation Planning Guide ( . To activate the new KMS host key on the host computer, run the following command: cscript %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato

Try this command :  cscript %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /dli  to show your registered details and which server etc..

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