KMS Activation: Student Virtual Machine Environment

KMS Activation:  Student Virtual Machine Environment



The Microsoft KMS servers can be used by DSU students, staff and faculty who have a project requiring a licensed copy of Microsoft Windows that will be used on campus.  The key server requires a check in once every 30 days and will disable your product after 3 consecutive missed check-ins. This should not be used as a license for the main operating system of any computer that frequently leaves campus or leaves campus for long periods of time. 


Before you begin:

Limited support will be provided for OS’s in a test or VM environment.  If your project or test environment is a graded class project or assignment, report activation issues to the Support Desk.  Questions about KMS Activation, please contact your instructor.


Who can use:

Students or faculty installing the Windows OS on a non-domain virtual machine.


Activation Instructions:

To activate license:

Open an elevated command prompt,

Enter: slmgr /skms dsu-kms-01.dsu.local:1688

If you are activating Server 2016 enter:  slmgr / skms dsu-kms-02.dsu.local:1688

Enter:  slmgr /ato


Make sure your virtual machine has network access before attempting activation.


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