On my KMS host (Windows Server 2008 R2), when i do a slmgr.vbs /dli, I dont see any Current Count fied, i only see this:

Name: Windows Server(R), Server Standard edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows Server(R), VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
This license is not in use.
License Status: Unlicensed
Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.

I have at leat 8 machines so far that have tried to activate (/ato command run on the machines but got an error).

So i did the /ato on the server also but nothing has changed since.

Plus i see a whole bunch of other winddows server with different keys (OEM ...) and i dont know why.

Any idea where i can see the number of activation count or what am i doing wrong?

EDIT: 1-I have the _vlmcs dns record and i know it's working because this server also activates office 2010. 2- I cant remember the way i did it, but i did it only for office 2010 pro. So now i'm trying to add windows 7.


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    Can you run through the steps that you followed to install and activate your KMS key? Do you show that key as activated on Microsoft's website? Do you see a _VLMCS srv record in the _tcp zone of your main AD zone? – MDMarra Nov 29 '12 at 19:48
  • How many Windows 7 clients are on the network? – Mathias R. Jessen Nov 29 '12 at 19:59
  • in fact i have office 2010 pro on that KMS server so i knwo the KMS server is working. I just dont know how to deal with the windows 7 machines. So far i have in VAMT 2.0 7 win7 enterprise. – Alex Nov 29 '12 at 20:12
  • i see stuff for office 2010 : Name: Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition Description: Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel Partial Product Key: XXXX License Status: Licensed Key Management Service is enabled on this machine Current count: 10 Listening on Port: 1688 DNS publishing enabled KMS priority: Normal Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients Total requests received: 5374 Failed requests received: 10 Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0 Requests with License Status Licensed: 5009 and so on – Alex Nov 29 '12 at 20:14
  • Office KMS components are separate from Windows KMS components. Can you please answer the questions that I asked by editing the details into your question? – MDMarra Nov 29 '12 at 21:13

Looking at your screen shot shows the line "Windows Server(R), VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel" which seems to indicate your 2008 R2 KMS host was activated using a KMS client or MAK key. This means you cannot use this host to activate windows 7 clients.

Find your 2008 R2 KMS key from the microsoft licensing site and remove the current key and use the 2008 R2 KMS key to activate the KMS host.

to remove the current key:

slmgr.vbs /upk

Install new KMS key:

slmgr.vbs /ipk <2008 R2 KMS key>

Activate server with KMS key:

slmgr.vbs /ato

The same minimum thresholds mentioned by Brian must still be met. Running "slmgr.vbs /dli" should display the line "VOLUME_KMS_R2_A Channel" or something similar. It should also show the number activation attempts even if you are under the threshold. The 2008 R2 KMS host key will activate windows 7 OS clients. You will not need to install a windows 7 KMS key on your server.

  • i see now the Current Count field, and i am at 24/25!! – Alex Dec 4 '12 at 21:32

I think you have to hit the minimum required KMS requests (based on client type) before they show up in the output of slmgr.vbs /dli.

  • For Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 — at least 5 computers
  • For Windows Vista or Windows 7 — at least 25 computers
  • For Office 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, or a combination of the three — at least 5 computers (however, for Office 2010 suites and applications, Microsoft recommends MAK activation if organizations have fewer than 50 computers)
  • ho ok i see, i was going to wait and see but wanted to make sure i dont have something weird before :) I'll post when i have 25 computer which shouldn't be too long to get. – Alex Nov 29 '12 at 20:33
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    Computers will show up in slmgr /dli before you hit the threshold under OOBE Grace. – MDMarra Nov 29 '12 at 21:12

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