Windows 10: KMS Activation threshold

Discus and support KMS Activation threshold in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I am looking into setting up a KMS server vs using a MAK for a small (<100 clients) offline network of PCs with Win10 and Office 2016. I did a lot of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Lmcmncr, Dec 17, 2019.

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    KMS Activation threshold


    I am looking into setting up a KMS server vs using a MAK for a small (<100 clients) offline network of PCs with Win10 and Office 2016. I did a lot of web searching (Bing, obviously) but still have a few questions that I was not able to find answers to that I was hoping someone could help with.

    1. I know KMS has the 25 PC threshold before it will activate any, but what happens on the 26th activation request? Will the KMS server activate the 26th PC or does the threshold count start over and it will wait for 24 more activation requests?
    2. After a re-image, I read that we can use the same MAK to activate Windows 10 using VAMT if we saved the .cilx file as long as there haven’t been any major hardware changes. Is this possible for Office 2016 as well? I haven’t been able to find any documentation on it.
    Thank you!

    :)
     
    Lmcmncr, Dec 17, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 activation error code: 0xC004F034

    What type of activation is it using, KMS or MAK?

    If its KMS - you need to be connected to the domain that handles activation requests or VPN into it.

    If its MAK - the license might have exhausted depending on the threshold. In this case, you will need contact the Volume Activation Center to replenish the license threshold.

    Try the appropriate phone number listed here: Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx
     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 17, 2019
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    KMS Activation

    I'm trying to find out some information about KMS activation. As a starting point I have used the following document:

    Understanding KMS

    What I need to know where can I download the actual KMS software that is install build a KMS infrastructure?

    As is the communication between a KMS Host and KMS mangaed device bi-directional?

    Many thanks in advance of any informatiom

    Matthew Gemmell
     
    MatthewGemmell, Dec 17, 2019
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