KMS Host Activation for Microsoft Windows (Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2)

Guide to setup KMS Host Activation for Microsoft Windows OS.

Before you setup KMS Host, review the KMS Host Activation first.

 

Review KMS Host Activation

Product key group

KMS can be hosted on

Windows editions

activated by this KMS host

Volume license for

Windows 8.1

Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows Client:

  • Windows 8.1 Pro / Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional / Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business / Enterprise

Volume license for

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 Standard / Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard / Datacenter
Windows Server:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
  • Windows 2008 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows 2008 (all editions)

Windows Client:

  • Windows 8.1 Pro / Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Professional / Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional / Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business / Enterprise

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134256.aspx

KMS Host Activation Steps:

  1. Download KMS Host Update and Install on Windows System selected as KMS Host Server.

KB2885698 – for activation Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2

  1. Reboot system if update requires

  2. Setup Organization Windows KMS Key

cscript %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk <ORG_WINDOWS_KMS_KEY>

WindowsKmsHost_Activation_0001a

  1. Activate Windows KMS Host

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

WindowsKmsHost_Activation_0002

  1. Verify Windows KMS Host Activation Status

Console:

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

WindowsKmsHost_Activation_0004

MessageBox: 

slmgr.vbs /dlv

WindowsKmsHost_Activation_0003

 

 

References:

1. KB2757817 – for activation Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012

Updated: 27/09/2014 — 9:34 PM

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