KMS Update to Support Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012


There is an update available that allows your KMS server to activate Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.

An update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691586/en-us

 

Comments (2)

  1. Warren Willsey, The University at Albany says:

    I have attempted this upgrade and it doesn't work. I've confirmed with KMSADD@microsoft.com that the key I'm using is valid. I installed the hotfix and uninstalled the previous Host_B key, then installed the new key. I get "Error: 0xC004F050 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid" I can reinstall the old version key with no problem. This is getting very frustrating and I'm begining to feel that the KMS system is more trouble than it's worth!

  2. MuadDib says:

    @Warren – Review this information <technet.microsoft.com/…/ee939271.aspx to make sure you are using the correct key.  If you are still stuck you should open a support case at 1-800-936-3100.  Trust me, if you have a large environment with thousands of computers and servers KMS is worth the effort.