Using KMS Server for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Office 2010
Nov17

Using KMS Server for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Office 2010

KB ID 0000582 Dtd 20/03/12 Problem Given the amount of deployments I do, it’s surprising that I don’t use KMS more often. Like most technical types, I find a way that works for me, and that’s the way I do things from then on. However these last few weeks I’ve been putting in a new infrastructure for a local secondary school. Their internet access is through a proxy server, that refuses to let Windows activation...

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Error Adding Office KMS Keys “0x80072F8F”
Nov17

Error Adding Office KMS Keys “0x80072F8F”

KB ID 0000584 Dtd 23/13/12 Problem Seen when adding an Office 2010 KMS key on a Windows 2008 R2 KMS Server. Note: Using the Microsoft Office 2010 KMS Host License pack as per this article. An error occurred: 0x80072F8F To display the error text run the following: slui.exe 0x2a 0x80072F8F Solution 1. If you do run the command that they have asked you to, all you get is; Code: 0x80072F8F Description: A Security error occurred 2. Not...

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KMS Activation –    Error: 0xC004C008
Nov17

KMS Activation – Error: 0xC004C008

KB ID 0000637 Dtd 20/07/12 Problem KMS had been running fine for months, when we started seeing the following errors. When attempting to activate via slmgr Error: 0xC004C008 The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used. When attempting to activate via Computer Properties. Code: 0xC004C008 Description: The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used. Solution You...

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