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Comfortador
Jul 31, 2003

Not even *my* powers can save CoX.

So I have very little experience with KMS style licensing. I set a server up on a whim when my VDI project called for it, so it's always been a source of "I dunno" when I had issues. I started installing some machines with Win10 2004 and I'm having the "You don't have enough activations" error message when they are trying to activate. Does Windows 10 count each version number as a separate count for activations? I should have a bunch of Win10 machines out there activating. Is there a quick way around this if thats the case?

Thanks guys, appreciate any input. I've had to interact with it so drat little and now it's coming back to bite me.

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Comfortador
Jul 31, 2003

Not even *my* powers can save CoX.

lol internet. posted:

Any reason you're not doing active directory based licensing? Same key as KMS just choose AD based.

But to answer your question though before you actually activate the KMS server you need X amount of active computers. Not sure what the count is for Windows 10 but Windows 7 was 25 active PCs on the network trying to activate via KMS before it becomes an active KMS. Server OS is like 5 active servers. But go AD activation if possible, it's the new thing and easier.

Is it fairly easy to switch over, and it won't screw with VDI in any way? (Horizon)

For the record it is still 25 for Windows clients, and 5 for Windows server clients. I'm still getting the standard "You don't have enough client activations" even though when I run a slmgr /dlv it showed 50 on the count. Ugh.

edit: Eh, I just decided to do it once I read the KMS and AD style can exist together. At the very least it immediately resolved by test machine. So... yay and thanks for the suggestion. To answer your question, we used to use KMS before I was hired here, so on the fly when I was told it was required I just seamlessly went that route.

Comfortador fucked around with this message at 15:03 on Jul 31, 2020

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