An update is available that installs Key Management Service (KMS) 1.2 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and for later versions of Windows Server 2003

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INTRODUCTION

This update installs Key Management Service (KMS) 1.2 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and for later versions of Windows Server 2003. KMS 1.2 provides support for the following KMS client installations.

Note Not all editions of Windows Server 2003 are supported. Check the "Applies To" section to see a list of editions of Windows Server 2003 that are supported.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

MORE INFORMATION

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Installation instructions

To install KMS 1.2, follow these steps.

Note Check whether the edition of Windows Server 2003 that you want to update is supported. To do this, see the "Applies To" section for a list of editions that are supported.
  1. Use the Kmsw2k3.exe file to install KMS 1.0 for Windows Server 2003, if it is not already installed.
  2. Run the KB968915.exe update file.
  3. Restart the computer.

    Note If you do not restart the computer after you install the KB968915.exe file, you may receive the following error message when you enter the product key:
    Error: 0xc004f050 The Software Licensing service reported that the product key is invalid
  4. Follow these steps.
    Note These steps are provided in the step-by-step guide that is included in the update package.
    1. Install and activate the appropriate KMS key from Volume Licensing Service Center:
      https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/
      Note  If you are running Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, you may receive the following error message:
      Error: 0xC004F068 "The software Licensing Service determined that it is running in a virtual machine. The Key Management Service (KMS) is not supported in this mode"

      You must install KMS 1.2 only on one of the products that is listed in the "Applies to" section.
    2. Make sure that the firewall for your computer is configured correctly to enable incoming communication with the KMS host computer through TCP port 1688.
    3. Make sure that the KMS host computer is published by DNS service location (SRV) resource records to enable automatic discovery for KMS client computers.
For more information, see the step-by-step guide, or visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/volumeactivation

Update information

Prerequisites

The following software must be installed before you can install this update:
  • Key Management Service 1.0 for Windows Server 2003 or Key Management Service 1.1 for Windows Server 2003. Please be aware that not all editions of Windows Server 2003 are supported. Check the "Applies To" for the full list of editions that are supported.
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later version of Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces KMS 1.1 for Windows Server 2003 (KB948003).

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Kms08cfg.xrmNot Applicable14,37812-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40512-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62712-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,12412-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40712-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62912-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,18112-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40712-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62912-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33424-Jun-200914:01Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,23812-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40712-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62924-Jun-200914:01Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,29512-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kmsphone.infNot Applicable25,42312-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Kmsw7cfg.xrmNot Applicable17,83624-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
Slmgr.iniNot Applicable33,30812-Feb-200804:58Not ApplicableSP2
Slmgr.vbsNot Applicable73,93412-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
Sppc.dll6.0.6001.16501216,56812-Feb-200804:58x86SP2
Sppcext.dll6.0.6001.16501167,41612-Feb-200804:58x86SP2
Sppsvc.exe6.0.6001.165502,630,98424-Jun-200908:12x86SP2
Sppwmi.dll6.0.6001.1650163,99212-Feb-200804:59x86SP2
Sppwmi.mofNot Applicable25,43212-Feb-200804:42Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1oob.xrmNot Applicable11,42824-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65024-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,22724-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2oob.xrmNot Applicable11,43024-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65224-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,34124-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3oob.xrmNot Applicable11,43024-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65224-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,45524-Jun-200914:01Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4oob.xrmNot Applicable11,43024-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65224-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,56924-Jun-200908:02Not ApplicableSP2
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Kms08cfg.xrmNot Applicable14,37824-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40524-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62724-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms1ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,12424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40724-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62924-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms2ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,18124-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40724-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62924-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms3ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,23824-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4oob.xrmNot Applicable11,40724-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4phn.xrmNot Applicable16,62924-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4pl.xrmNot Applicable13,33424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kms4ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,29524-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kmsphone.infNot Applicable25,42324-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Kmsw7cfg.xrmNot Applicable17,83624-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Slmgr.iniNot Applicable33,30824-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Slmgr.vbsNot Applicable73,93424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
Sppc.dll6.0.6001.16501170,48824-Jun-200914:02x64SP2
Sppcext.dll6.0.6001.16501215,54424-Jun-200914:02x64SP2
Sppsvc.exe6.0.6001.165502,149,68824-Jun-200914:02x64SP2
Sppwmi.dll6.0.6001.1650170,64824-Jun-200914:02x64SP2
Sppwmi.mofNot Applicable25,43224-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1oob.xrmNot Applicable11,42824-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65024-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k1ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,22724-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2oob.xrmNot Applicable11,43024-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65224-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k2ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,34124-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3oob.xrmNot Applicable11,43024-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65224-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k3ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,45524-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4oob.xrmNot Applicable11,43024-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4phn.xrmNot Applicable16,65224-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4pl.xrmNot Applicable13,34424-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2
W7k4ppd.xrmNot Applicable3,56924-Jun-200914:02Not ApplicableSP2

REFERENCES

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 968915 - Last Review: February 10, 2012 - Revision: 9.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
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