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Installing new KMS key to support Windows 10 Activation

Many companies are evaluating Windows 10 Enterprise in these days and Windows 10 needs a new KMS key to activate. Follow this short blog post to get ready.

For now, activating Windows 10 via KMS require the KMS server to run:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

First you’ll have to find the correct  key on MSVLC. This can be a hard job but look for this:

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Most of my customers are still running KMS because they are activating Windows 7 machines.

Their KMS server activates both Windows Server, Windows Clients and Office.

If you are running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, upgrading to the new KMS key is strait forward.

 

Start the “Volume Activation Tools” and choose you KMS server:

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Add your existing KMS server name

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Enter (or copy/paste) your new KMS Key.

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Yes, I’ll uninstall the existing key and install the key one.

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Activate, sure….

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Activate Online

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Yes, I’ll proceed.

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Click Next to modify KMS configuration.

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..and  Commit the changes

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Hopefully it’s a success, and you can close the wizard.

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Check from an elevated prompt, that the new KMS KEY is present and it’s licensed. Also use Event Viewer to check that all is okay.

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Simple and easy – Enjoy