Home » Operating System • Windows » Activate Windows with KMS ServerActivate Windows with KMS Server Tweet November 18, 2012 If you installed windows with a MAK key and need to change it to KMS or installed windows, never activated, and need to activate it with your KMS server, then here is how to do it.Activate Windows with KMS ServerStep 1Open command prompt on the machine you are wanting to activate and type: slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (XXXX is your KMS key in the list below)Step 2Run this command to activate: Slmgr /ato Below are the collection of KMS license keys from Microsoft. They are hard to find on their website. Thankfully edugeek had a nice list. http://www.edugeek.net/forums/licensing-questions/50536-kms-client-setup-keys.htmlWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 Core BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4Windows Server 2012 Core N 8N2M2-HWPGY-7PGT9-HGDD8-GVGGYWindows Server 2012 Core Single Language 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQWindows Server 2012 Core Country Specific 4K36P-JN4VD-GDC6V-KDT89-DYFKPWindows Server 2012 Server Standard XC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4Windows Server 2012 Standard Core XC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4Windows Server 2012 MultiPoint Standard HM7DN-YVMH3-46JC3-XYTG7-CYQJJWindows Server 2012 MultiPoint Premium XNH6W-2V9GX-RGJ4K-Y8X6F-QGJ2GWindows Server 2012 Datacenter 48HP8-DN98B-MYWDG-T2DCC-8W83PWindows Server 2012 Datacenter Core 48HP8-DN98B-MYWDG-T2DCC-8W83PWindows 8Windows 8 Professional NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4Windows 8 Professional N XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ Windows 8 Enterprise 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7Windows 8 Enterprise N JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQTWindows Server 2008Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition FKJQ8-TMCVP-FRMR7-4WR42-3JCD7Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter 74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3YWindows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems GT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83VWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard YC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHCWindows Web Server 2008 R2 6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4Windows Server 2008 Datacenter 7M67G-PC374-GR742-YH8V4-TCBY3Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V 22XQ2-VRXRG-P8D42-K34TD-G3QQCWindows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems 4DWFP-JF3DJ-B7DTH-78FJB-PDRHKWindows Server 2008 Enterprise YQGMW-MPWTJ-34KDK-48M3W-X4Q6VWindows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V 39BXF-X8Q23-P2WWT-38T2F-G3FPGWindows Server 2008 Standard TM24T-X9RMF-VWXK6-X8JC9-BFGM2Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V W7VD6-7JFBR-RX26B-YKQ3Y-6FFFJWindows Web Server 2008 WYR28-R7TFJ-3X2YQ-YCY4H-M249DWindows 7Windows 7 Professional FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4Windows 7 Professional N MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MGWindows 7 Enterprise 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHHWindows 7 Enterprise N YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJWindows 7 Enterprise E C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4VistaWindows Vista Business YFKBB-PQJJV-G996G-VWGXY-2V3X8Windows Vista Business N HMBQG-8H2RH-C77VX-27R82-VMQBTWindows Vista Enterprise VKK3X-68KWM-X2YGT-QR4M6-4BWMVWindows Vista Enterprise N VTC42-BM838-43QHV-84HX6-XJXKV Incoming search terms:kms serverkms activationkms server listkms activator windows 7windows kms activationTags:KMS, slmgr Tweet Posted By Brian Jackson Get the latest articles from TheItBros, directly to you Follow us on: Related Posts Install WAIK RTM for Windows 7 Export Mailbox to PST with Powershell from Exchange 2007 Battlefield 4 DirectX error 6 Advanced Taskbar Tweaks for Windows 10 Laurynas Actually, if the installation media is not Retail but Volume, it is not required to execute slmgr.vbs /ipk KEY part. If the newly installed server can find KMS host via DDNS, executing slmgr.vbs /ato activates the server. If a server cannot find KMS host, you can specify it using slmgr.vbs /skms KMS-Server:Port, default Port=1688. So, in my case with standalone server this was enough: slmgr.vbs /skms KMS-Server:Port slmgr.vbs /ato Lain http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793421.aspx Vivek Very useful.. Thank you http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson Glad we could help! Rendy Luqman Fauzan Thank you,i search everywhere but not working -sorry for my bad english- Timanator BBDD So when it comes to activating desktops with Windows 7 and 8, do you use the KMS keys on the MS license portal for the product you are activating, or the generic KMS MS provide for KMS activation? I Find it very odd that if the KMS server communicates with the MS license server, why the need for KMS key’s for the product, and then a set of generic MS supply’s to perform the same task? http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson If you are activating Windows 7 or Windows 8 desktops the proper way to do this is to activate via your own KMS Server. If setup properly you shouldn’t have to manually activate your desktops. However, I have seen servers need to be manually activated via KMS more often than not. But yes I agree with your last statement, seems kind of strange the way they activate with KMS. Totally different than the MAK or VLK keys. email@example.com Excellent! I just had an issue when virtiualising a server that was licenced via our KMS but come out ‘the otherside’ as not genuine (!). Your web page just got me out of the hole. Thanks http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson Great! Glad we could help. hillaray i wanna download w8 for free, would this method help me obtain it for free without worrying my pc will crash or any files be corrupted? http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson Sorry Hillaray, this won’t allow you to download W8 for free. This assumes you have a KMS server running. Keith I am using Windows 7 Professional and mini-KMS Activator. I rearmed Windows 8 days ago. Yesterday I ran “Key Manager Windows VL” to generate the windows key “FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4”. I then ran “Activate Windows CL” but all the KMS servers were reported as “down”. I tried this again just now with the same result – any suggestions?