Windows 10: KMS Server role on a desktop, is it even possible?

Discus and support KMS Server role on a desktop, is it even possible? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, i was going back and forward trough many toutorials and tips and trics articles about using KMS licencing for office. And i am getting more and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kokodin, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. kokodin Win User

    KMS Server role on a desktop, is it even possible?


    Hello, i was going back and forward trough many toutorials and tips and trics articles about using KMS licencing for office. And i am getting more and more confused.
    I would like to know if am i even on a good tracks.
    Long story short
    School i work at have 60 microsoft office licences it is volume licence MAK type.
    Activation counter is set to 0 of 100 so far but i didn't activate anything yet in fear of using up the counter.
    I wanted to setup a KMS server, because i had read it can be done on windows 7/10pro for office, but i quickly run into a wall of not having microsoft domain controller(s) and installation asked for server remote tools.(i used that before i know what it is for)
    None of the toutorials shows clearly what are system requirements of KMS server anyway so i don't even know if it can be done on standalone workstation let alone desktop operating system, or do i require dedicated windows server with a server role as a kms provider.
    I do not know what is the difference between KMS key and generic volume licencing key listed in those toutorials, so i need help understanding the basics of how it works. Even a simple answer why it would never work without ... insert apropriate item name , would be a great help.

    If not a KMS server, what are my options? How to expand that 100 activations limit or how to reset it when i use them all when for instance i am forced to reinstall 2 classrooms in a day because some students bypased antivirus to install counterstrike.

    If you need to know i am not from united states , my school is located in Poland , Europe and my english skills might be lacking, so please keep this in mind before bashing me for poor manners or spelling. i am basically typing it phonetically how i hearit without english autocorrect and 90% of words are red because they don't fit polish dictionery plus i am dislectic.
    But enough excuses. Any help is welcome. if you can point me in the right direction i follow it until i find solution.

    :)
     
    kokodin, Oct 1, 2019
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Manager Failed to retrieve the list of roles and components while I'm trying to Add roles and features.

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    sfc /scannow, RestoreHealth, SFCFix.exe
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    Help me, please!
     
    ViktorDehterenko, Oct 1, 2019
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  3. Server 2012

    IF you want to try seizing the FSMO roles to see if it will help, here is a quick guide (this should be done on the DC you want to keep):

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...ation-master-roles-in-windows-server-2012-r2/

    Knowing that this is a DC now I'm really convinced that something is wrong with the AD account for this particular server. It's possible that the promotion to a DC didn't work correctly leaving you with a sort of broken DC.

    A reboot is always worth a shot; has that been tried Ahhzz? If it has, then the next step would be to demote this DC and rejoin it to the domain. Once rejoined you can run DCPromo again. Microsoft best practice is to have at least 2 DCs for redundancy.
     
    Wastedslayer, Oct 1, 2019
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  4. djrabes Win User

    KMS Server role on a desktop, is it even possible?

    Server 2012

    Also don't forget to reset the account in AD Users and Computers to avoid any SID issues.
     
    djrabes, Oct 1, 2019
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