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When you try to install a Key Management Service (KMS) host key for Windows 8 activation on a Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS host, you receive the following error message:
This error occurs even if you have installed the update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
0xC004F015: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691586/ )An update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
This issue occurs because the Windows 8 KMS host key can only be installed on a KMS host that is running one of the following operating systems:
If you do not want to set up a Windows 8 KMS host, install a Windows Server 2012 KMS host key. A Windows Server 2012 KMS host key can activate Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012.