Initially, windows installation was done by windows CV or DVD, the DVD usually comes with all the necessary keys. Over the time, things get easier and now there are many list of GVLK keys available on internet absolutely free of cost. You need to search and follow the instructions to install those keys.
If you are unable to install GVLK so it could be done via VAMT (Volume Activation Management Tool). The one other way is KMS product keys. It is used for converting a MAK product to KMS server activation.
To deploy your own KMS server, you need to install the Volume Activation Services role on any of the hosts running Windows Server 2022, 2019, or 2016. If you already have a KMS server on Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019, you can use this existing server (in this case, this section can be skipped).
The KMS host (CSVLK) for activating Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11 (and all previous versions of Windows) can only be installed on Windows Server 2022, 2019, or 2016 (WS 2012R2 is not supported). var quads_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth;if ( quads_screen_width >= 1140 ) /* desktop monitors */document.write('');(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle if ( quads_screen_width >= 1024 && quads_screen_width = 768 && quads_screen_width
You need to install additional updates on Windows Server 2019 or 2016 that extend KMS support for Windows Server 2022. In April 2021, Microsoft released a special update KB5003478. This update is added to the latest cumulative updates for Windows Server. This means that you only need to install any cumulative Windows Server 2019/2016 update released after June 2021.
If you have only a Windows Server 2019 KMS host key, it will activate all Windows versions up to Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10. You can install such a KMS key on Windows Server 2019, 2016, or 2012 R2.
If you have not installed updates to support KMS activation of new versions of Windows Server, then when you install a new Windows key Srv 2022 (or 2019) DataCtr/Std KMS using the following command, an error will appear:
OUR KMS host is W2012 R2 server and it has the patch KB3173424 and the latest security update KB4512488. I installed the Windows Srv 2019 DataCtr/Std KMS key on this host machine and it was successful. Now on my client which is a server 2019 std when I try to activate I get an error stating 0XC004F074 No KMS service could be contacted. This client can actually communicate to the host like I can telnet to KMS Host on port 1688 and then I have manually set the KMS host by using the slmgr.vbs /skms hostserver:1688 cmd. 076b4e4f54