I have to create a KMS infrastructure in my company: I've read loads of MS docs and how-tos, I've searched the net but I'm still unable to make it work as expected.
DNS is configured properly, returning the server name for SRV requests on
First I tried to install a Win2016 server and maybe this should have been the best solution to license Win7, Win8, Win10 and Office 2016, but nowadays it's impossible to have a GUI; so I used server manager and connected to server (powersheel connection worked too), then installed "volume activation" role. But when I tried to configure it using Volume Activation Tools it failed to start, no way for me to make it work. So I gave up; I know I should have tried using powershell commands: anyone can eventually help me?
Anyway, being in the need of configuring it very quickly, I installed Win2012 Server R2, installed role, configured service applying the KMS key and activating it and everything started.
Then I turned a Win10 Pro on, used slmgr.vbs to remove the old MAK key, applied GVLK key for Win10 (W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX), then run
slmgr.vbs /ato to register license; but I keep getting error
slmgr.vbs /dli on server I see requests are flowing and they fail every time.
- How can I understand what's wrong?
- Should I dismiss Win2012 Server R2 and force myself to use Win2016 Server to solve problems?
- Is VAMT (Volume Activation Management Tools) necessary or is it something useful?
Windows8.1-KB3172614-x64 I've been able to update my KMS host key: now using
slmgr /dli I see
Trying to license a Win10 Pro I still get the same error
0xC004F074, while on the server requests received and failed are increased by one.
Office 15, VOLUME_KMS and
Office 16, VOLUME_KMS channels on KMS host and Office 2016 Pro downloaded from VLSC site, I tried to activate it using
cscript ospp.vbs /act, unsuccessfully.
Server received activation request (counters increase) but on client I get this:
Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
SKU ID: removed
LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Last 5 characters of installed product key: WFG99
ERROR CODE: 0xC004F074
ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted.
Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
To view the activation event history run:
cscript ospp.vbs /dhistorykms
NOTICE: A KB article has been detected for activation failure: 0xC004F074 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870357#Error0xC004F074
Again: my KMS host receives requests and counters increase, so I don't understand why the error states KMS host can't be found.
If I check events on client pc I find (for each registration attempt) an entry like this:
- source: Security-SPP
- event id: 12288
- description: 0xC004F06C, 0x00000000, correct server FQDN:1688, 51250682-9583-4276-89f3-e843cabfb537, 2018/02/01 09:15, 1, 5, 0, 2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588, 25