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HMBBLAH-2748 asked xwomger61-5192 commented

Server 2022 Standard activation failed

I can't activate the new server 2022 with my internal KMS server.

I do this:

  • I have downloaded the iso file from our VLSC portal and installed a new server with Server 2022 Standard.

  • installed a new server 2022 standard as VM

  • Then i installed the KMS key from my VLSC portal on my internal KMS server with success, no errors

  • On the new 2022 server i installed the KMS setup key with slmgr.vbs -ipk VDYBN-27WPP-V4HQT-9VMD4-VMK7H
    key from here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/kmsclientkeys

  • run slmgr.vbs -skms 192.168.1.66:1688 on the new 2022 server
    the server can reach my KMS server over port 1688, testet with paping.exe

  • try to active with slmgr.vbs -ato
    error:
    Activating Windows(R), ServerStandard edition (9bd77860-9b31-4b7b-96ad-2564017315bf) ...
    Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.

  • when i run slmgr.vbs -dli i receive this:
    Name: Windows(R), ServerStandard edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Partial Product Key: VMK7H
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F056.
    Configured Activation Type: All
    Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.


I am at a loss. Microsoft , what is wrong?

Reagrds
HBM







windows-server
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I did what abbodi86-0005 link showed before I read it. And now I can activate the 2022 server so I think. But putting a key on the server so you can activate using KMS basically defeats the purpose of a KMS server. If your going to do that you might as well just use a MAK key. The purpose for KMS is so you build servers/workstations and they go the server to get a key. Not install a key to get a key. And Im still not sure its getting activated via the kms server or using the key and going to micosoft. Microsoft needs to get there act together for KMS. Need better tools and there server editions need to be able to activate using KMS before they release it for use. For something so important they really suck on this.

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered VanderhaegenMarc-3467 commented

Hello HMB,

Have you checked if the KMS host is updated as per below Microsoft KB? Also I would suggest temporary disabling the firewall and check that the network connection between client and host is correct.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5003478-update-to-extend-kms-support-for-windows-server-2022-ltsc-5ae389ab-7650-46a7-ad53-bc7653684dfc

Best regards,
Luis P

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Hello Luis,

We are facing a similar problem and I had found this article too but what update are they talking about ?
Looking on Microsoft Update Catalog, I can't find any update named KB5003478.
Looking on the update history page for server 2019 ( https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/windows-10-and-windows-server-2019-update-history-725fc2e1-4443-6831-a5ca-51ff5cbcb059 ) I can't see any update with a date of April 28, 2021.
I have even opened a support case but Microsoft seem to struggle to find an answer too.

Thanks for your help.
Marc

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HMBBLAH-2748 answered

Thanks for the answers, but i can't found the Update KB5003478, also not in the Microsoft Update Catalog search.

Where can i found and why does Microsoft make it so difficult for its customers?
the quality at Microsoft is constantly decreasing.

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HMBBLAH-2748 answered VanderhaegenMarc-3467 commented

Where can i download the update KB5003478 ????
I found no download, only the website https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5003478-update-to-extend-kms-support-for-windows-server-2022-ltsc-5ae389ab-7650-46a7-ad53-bc7653684dfc in different languages but no download.

Is this a Microsoft Forum, are there any Microsoft employees????

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Hello,
We had almost the same problem.
We were trying for a week now to setup ADBA, but it always refused the 2022 CSVLK key saying it was invalid until today !
It magically accepted the key today.
And I installed no hotfix or special update, my server 2019 where I configured ADBA was only fully patched with the 'regular' updates.

I notified the MS engineer who was assigned on the case and he didn't know why it was working now, he is going to look for the reason.

I just saw that https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2021/09/01/windows-server-2022-now-generally-available-delivers-innovation-in-security-hybrid-and-containers/
It is now that 2022 is generally available, I suppose it it also today that they have allowed the activation of the 2022 keys.

You should try again, maybe it will work now (I hope it for you).
Marc

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