Corporations with volume licensing agreement which had been setting up and using Windows Server 2003 has KMS (Key Management Service) server to provide volume activation to computers running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, can download an updated patch, KMS version 1.2, to extend support for Key Management Service (KMS) to provide volume activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
, in the event of OS upgrade or acquire of new PC with new operating systems.
update installs Key Management Service (KMS) 1.2 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions of Windows Server 2003, and will be replacing KMS 1.1 for Windows Server 2003 (KB948003). KMS 1.2 provides support for the following KMS client installations:
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
After installing KMS v1.2 with KB968915 update package, new KMS Host Key will need to be installed on the existing KMS host for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 client to activate. Once activated, the KMS host will be able to activate all products (depending on the KMS key that is used).