KMS

KMS Activation Errors

KMS Activation is what is used often in enterprise environments for activating versions of Windows and can also be used in activating versions of Microsoft Office. Personally I have never had issues with the Operating System activation however I have met people who have. The command that has fixed it has been:

cd “C:\Windows\System32”

slmgr.vbs /skms [NAME OF KMS SERVER]

slmgr.vbs /ato

I have often had issues with activating Microsoft Office Products. As it turns out there is a command you should run before capturing an image. It is to allow each device to go and get it’s own activation as the KMS server requires so many requests before it will activate.

cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 15” //(Program Files could be Program Files (x86))

ospprearm.exe

However this does not always work and you will get a 30 day trial on the computer. In this case on the client I have ran the following command:

cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 15” //(Program Files could be Program Files (x86))

cscript ospp.vbs /act

This should activate it. I have also found that this does not work and to remedy this I have reimaged and it seems to have worked.

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This information was found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn385362.aspx

This article goes into more depth about KMS: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793434.aspx#E1B