I'm loading a small sized isolated lab with Windows 7 and Office 2013. There are enough hosts to use KMS. In addition the lab does not have DNS as a service available, every host will use a static hosts file. The lab environment will not have access to the internet.

Is there a way to setup the hosts file to allow Office 2013 and Windows 7 to activate against the respective KMS servers?

  • How many hosts? Why not add a DNS server? Sounds like an unnecessarily laborious approach. – BlueCompute Sep 3 '15 at 14:04
  • This is a case of "here is the designed system, make it work." But, its ~25 hosts in a disconnected network. – pacmanwa Sep 11 '15 at 19:06

You may want to use the following:

cscript %systemroot%\system32\slmgr.vbs /skms <ip address of kms server>  
cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /sethst:<ip address of kms server>  
  • I am afraid that it is /skms <ip> not /skms:<ip>. MS documentation says, slmgr.vbs /skms <value>:<port> – Damn Vegetables Aug 18 '18 at 12:18

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