How To Activate a KMS Server

How To Activate a KMS Server

What is a KMS Server?

KMS, like MAK, is an activation method for Microsoft products, including Windows and Office. KMS stands for Key Management Service. The KMS server, called ‘KMS host’, is installed on a server in your local network. The KMS clients connect to the KMS host for activation of both Windows and Office.

How To Activate a KMS Server

On the KMS host, open the event log and confirm that DNS publishing is successful. The /ato command causes the operating system to attempt activation by using whichever key has been installed in the operating system. The response should show the license state and detailed Windows version information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my office KMS code?

1.8. Office 2019

ProductKMS Key
Office Standard 20196NWWJ-YQWMR-QKGCB-6TMB3-9D9HK
Project Professional 2019B4NPR-3FKK7-T2MBV-FRQ4W-PKD2B
Project Standard 2019C4F7P-NCP8C-6CQPT-MQHV9-JXD2M
Visio Professional 20199BGNQ-K37YR-RQHF2-38RQ3-7VCBB

What is KMS activation key?

The Key Management Service (KMS) is an activation service that allows organizations to activate systems within their own network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft for product activation.

How do I activate Office activation?

So, here’s a step-by-step guide to help:

  1. Find product key: This is usually provided with the purchase or in a confirmation email.
  2. Open Office app: Open Word or Excel on your PC.
  3. Click ‘Activate’: Look for this option within the app and click it.
  4. Enter product key: Type the key you found into the designated field.

How to activate Office 2010 using KMS?

Download and install Microsoft Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack. At a command prompt, change the directory to c:\windows\system32. Type cscript slmgr. vbs /dlv bfe7a195-4f8f-4f0b-a622-cf13c7d16864, and then press Enter.

How does KMS server work?

KMS hosts count the number of recent connections and so when a client or server contacts the KMS host, the host adds the machine ID to its count and then returns the current count value in its response. The client or server will activate if the count is high enough.

Why KMS activator is not working?

The Key Management Service (KMS) is unavailable. This could be because the client is set to a specific KMS server which may no longer be available. To fix this you need to run Clear Stored KMS server application in the CCIT Application Catalog or run the following 2 commands from an administrative command prompt.

How to activate KMS key in Windows 10 using CMD?

Windows 11 and Windows 10 (Semi-Annual Channel versions)

Operating system editionKMS Client Product Key
Windows 11 Pro Windows 10 ProW269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Windows 11 Pro N Windows 10 Pro NMH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations Windows 10 Pro for WorkstationsNRG8B-VKK3Q-CXVCJ-9G2XF-6Q84J

Is KMS activation safe?

Using Key Management Service (KMS) activation for Windows and Office programs where the KMS host server is unknown or not provided by a legitimate source is not safe and is considered both unethical and potentially illegal.

How do I permanently activate Office 2013?

Activation instructions

  1. From the start menu click All programs > Microsoft Office 2013, then click on any program in the folder (e.g., Access 2013, Excel 2013) to open it.
  2. The Activate Office window will open.
  3. Enter the product key and then click Continue.‌

Where do I find the KMS server key?

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  1. Log in to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) website:
  2. Click the License tab and select your license.
  3. Click the Keys tab, and then look for the KMS key.
  4. If you cannot find your KMS key in the VLSC, contact your MS reseller.