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How to Setup KMS For Activating Windows 10


Today we will show you, guys, how to setup your KMS (Key Management Server) for activating Windows 10. The only reason we are talking about it now is because a lot of people have problems with Windows 10 activation. If you do not know how to activate your Windows 10 machine, we will help you.

We are building the KMS server on Windows Server 2012 R2, because they made it so easy. That’s actually an add-on or feature that you can install so let’s get started.

The first thing you need to do is you need to go into this particular website:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3058168

Now you have to download this KB. The KB is actually 3058168 and it is a hotfix for your KMS dealing with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012.

kb 3058168 windows update

If you push out your updates daily or you always push your updates on your service, you should not have a problem. But if you are missing this update, download a hotfix, install it and check your update history to see if this particular update is installed successfully.

windows update history

After that, we need to get into our Server Manager. Click on Manage, then Add roles and features and click Next. Once you will see the roles section, you should go all the way to the bottom and mark on Volume Activation Services.

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roles volume activation services

Click on Next and start the installation.

Once it done, you have to look right here on your Server Manager and probably you will see a little information icon. Click on it and here you can see that you still need require configuration steps to complete your volume license server.

roles post deployment

So, we need to click on Volume Activation Tools. You have two options. You can actually base your volume activation method by using Active Directory base activation or KMS. From here select KMS and click Next.

volume activation method

In the next windows you have to install the KMS host key. Enter it here and activate your KMS.

manage kms host

It will start talking to your network and will automatically activate your KMS without any problems.

If you have any questions, you are free to leave comments in the section below.


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