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KMS configuration using Provisioning Services


The purpose of this document is to help an administrator configure Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1 (PVS) target Devices that are using Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) in the best way to fit their environment. KMS can be configured on a vDisk Image with the help of PVS to apply volume licenses for Microsoft Server 2008, Microsoft Server 2008R2, Windows 7 and Windows Vista, as well as Office 2010.

In PVS the option for KMS can be easily configured while building vDisk’s with the Imaging Wizard; alternatively it can be configured at any time using the Console or MCLI/Powershell command-line interfaces

The Product Administrator’s Guide, Section “Managing Microsoft KMS Volume Licensing” provides further details on KMS configuration for a PVS vDisk.

II. KMS Configuration Scenarios:

The following section outlines the steps to configure KMS in various scenarios to accommodate your deployment environment. Please make sure to read all the scenarios to verify which one best fits your deployment and follow the steps accordingly. It is recommended that you complete all steps in the right order for a successful configuration.

KMS configuration can be done in the following ways depending upon your environment:

Customers can configure KMS for both Windows & Office Customers can configure KMS for Only Windows Customers can configure KMS for Only Office

The Scenario’s below will help you to configure KMS accordingly.

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