09/25/2012 10995 views


We've just separated from a big org, and find ourselves needing to either reimage or relicense our XP and w7 operating systems. I'm hoping there is some way to do this in Kace, either changing to KMS or using our MAK key - has anyone had any experience doing this, or can offer some suggestions on where to start?


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For Win 7:

I haven't tried it in a K1000 script, but you should be able to use the slmgr.vbs script for this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff793433.aspx

This shows more options: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/windows-server-license-manager-script-slmgrvbs.html

A K1000 script would have two parts:

slmgr.vbs -ipk <type your product key here>
slmgr.vbs -ato

The first line would insert the new product key, the second would activate it.

For XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;328874

Answered 09/25/2012 by: jknox
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If the machines were KMS and you set up your own KMS server this will take care of itself.  Mak is what John said, also if you have office 2010 installed you have to change that key also.  KMS will do itself, mak:

cscript "c:\program files\microsoft office\office14\ospp.vbs" /Inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

cscript "c:\program files\microsoft office\office14\ospp.vbs" /act

Answered 09/25/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • You have 30 days before the KMS licenses start complaining from last server contact.
  • Oh yeah, forgot about KMS.

I think if you configure a KMS server and put in the entries in the dns for autodiscover for the KMS server. The clients should just pickup the new kms server. See this article:



Answered 09/25/2012 by: ms01ak
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