This error code is a very generic output to a KMS client having problems activating. To view your output, run slmgr.vbs –ato
When troubleshooting this problem, we checked the following details – if any were a problem, they would generate this error code:
And the last one was the problem we hit: Our KMS server was Windows Server 2008 R2, just as the KMS clients. We’d crossed the threshold of 5 servers. But they still would not activate. The problem was that there are different license “channels” for Windows Server. They are described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793411.aspx
Our servers which were having problems activating were all Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition, and we had a “B Channel” KMS license installed on the KMS server.
We followed these steps on the KMS server to install the correct channel license:
After doing the above, we ran slmgr -ato on the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition servers. Note that “Channel C” is able to active all lower level channels.
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Hai i got syntax error
@vikky : can you paste the entire text of your command prompt window here so I can see where the error is. Thanks.
nice.. worked for me too
How do you open the command for KMS server? Is it in Command Prompt?
More detailed steps for amateur users please
@David: The command slmgr is a vbs script located at C:\windows\system32
You can simply run the commands above, or if you'd like the output to the screen (instead of pop-ups), then open a command prompt (as administrator if needed) and change to c:\windows\system32 then run:
cscript.exe slmgr.vbs with the switches stated above.