KMS update on Windows Server 2003 to support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You’ve a Key Management Service (KMS) hosted on Windows Server 2003 activating your Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 systems. Now you’re ready to start piloting and deploying Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Some of your first questions are likely: ·Can I use the same KMS to do that? ·Do I need to do […]

You’ve a Key Management Service (KMS) hosted on Windows Server 2003 activating your Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 systems. Now you’re ready to start piloting and deploying Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Some of your first questions are likely: ·Can I use the same KMS to do that? ·Do I need to do anything to make that work? The answer to both’s yes. An update’s available that installs Key Management Service (KMS) 1.2 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 and for later versions of Windows Server 2003. To learn more, view KB968915. For more information on volume activation, including KMS, visit Windows Client Tech Center for Volume Activation. Its important to note that there’s also an update for KMS hosted on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. To learn more, view KB968912. That update’s separate from the one described in this blog/podcast, though the process is similar.