Using a KMS Server
Nov17

Using a KMS Server

KB ID 0000582 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 work....

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Error Adding Office KMS Keys “0x80072F8F”
Nov17

Error Adding Office KMS Keys “0x80072F8F”

KB ID 0000584  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 very helpful,...

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KMS Activation – Error: 0xC004C008
Nov17

KMS Activation – Error: 0xC004C008

KB ID 0000637  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 need to make a...

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