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KMS Host could not be located

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by capitan, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. capitan

    capitan Flightless Bird

    Hello.

    I am testing W7 for my organization with a technet plus W7 license we
    have. I have it installed on just one machine, and it is telling me
    there is an activation error because a KMS host could not be located.
    How do I address this issue? I am really hoping I don't have to put up
    a KMS server just to run a test machine. Thanks.
     
  2. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "capitan" <me2@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:hkpfn9$p2s$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Hello.
    >
    > I am testing W7 for my organization with a technet plus W7 license we
    > have. I have it installed on just one machine, and it is telling me there
    > is an activation error because a KMS host could not be located. How do I
    > address this issue? I am really hoping I don't have to put up a KMS
    > server just to run a test machine. Thanks.



    Yes, to utilize KMS activation you will need a KMS server. And even once
    you have a KMS server, you will continue to get errors until the KMS server
    has heard form 25 machines within a 30 day period.

    Do you have any MAK keys? You can enter the MAK key and validate against
    the Microsoft server.
     
  3. capitan

    capitan Flightless Bird

    On 2/8/2010 12:20 PM, Seth wrote:
    > "capitan" <me2@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:hkpfn9$p2s$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Hello.
    >>
    >> I am testing W7 for my organization with a technet plus W7 license we
    >> have. I have it installed on just one machine, and it is telling me
    >> there is an activation error because a KMS host could not be located.
    >> How do I address this issue? I am really hoping I don't have to put up
    >> a KMS server just to run a test machine. Thanks.

    >
    >
    > Yes, to utilize KMS activation you will need a KMS server. And even once
    > you have a KMS server, you will continue to get errors until the KMS
    > server has heard form 25 machines within a 30 day period.
    >
    > Do you have any MAK keys? You can enter the MAK key and validate against
    > the Microsoft server.
    >


    Hi Seth, thanks for your response. If MAK keys come with technet plus
    subscription licenses, then I'm sure I have one or can get one. But how
    can I tell it apart from a KMS key which apparently is what I have now?
     
  4. capitan

    capitan Flightless Bird

    On 2/8/2010 1:49 PM, capitan wrote:
    > On 2/8/2010 12:20 PM, Seth wrote:
    >> "capitan" <me2@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:hkpfn9$p2s$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> Hello.
    >>>
    >>> I am testing W7 for my organization with a technet plus W7 license we
    >>> have. I have it installed on just one machine, and it is telling me
    >>> there is an activation error because a KMS host could not be located.
    >>> How do I address this issue? I am really hoping I don't have to put up
    >>> a KMS server just to run a test machine. Thanks.

    >>
    >>
    >> Yes, to utilize KMS activation you will need a KMS server. And even once
    >> you have a KMS server, you will continue to get errors until the KMS
    >> server has heard form 25 machines within a 30 day period.
    >>
    >> Do you have any MAK keys? You can enter the MAK key and validate against
    >> the Microsoft server.
    >>

    >
    > Hi Seth, thanks for your response. If MAK keys come with technet plus
    > subscription licenses, then I'm sure I have one or can get one. But how
    > can I tell it apart from a KMS key which apparently is what I have now?


    Actually, I fixed my problem by following the instructions in MS KB
    article 929826. Thanks again for the help.
     

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