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An update is available that installs Key Management Service 1.1 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions

This update installs Key Management Service (KMS) 1.1 on computers that are running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions. KMS 1.1 provides support for the following KMS client computers:
  • KMS clients that are running Windows Server 2008
  • KMS clients that are running Windows Vista

Update information

How to obtain this update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Key Management Service version 1.1 (x86) package now.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Key Management Service version 1.1 (x64) package now.

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 1.1, follow these steps:
  1. Use the Kmsw2k3.exe file to install KMS 1.0 for Windows Server 2003 if it is not already installed.
  2. Run the KB948003.exe update file.
  3. Restart the computer.

    Note If you do not restart the computer after you install the KB948003.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. From the Step-by-Step guide that is included in the update package, follow these steps:
    1. Install and activate the appropriate KMS key.
    2. Make sure that the firewall 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 SRV 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:


To apply this update, you must have Key Management Service 1.0 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 or a later version of Windows Server 2003 installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

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.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Kms08cfg.xrmNot applicable14,37812-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms1oob.xrmNot applicable11,40512-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms1phn.xrmNot applicable16,62712-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms1pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms1ppd.xrmNot applicable3,12412-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms2oob.xrmNot applicable11,40712-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms2phn.xrmNot applicable16,62912-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms2pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms2ppd.xrmNot applicable3,18112-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms3oob.xrmNot applicable11,40712-Feb-200818:56Not applicableSP1
Kms3phn.xrmNot applicable16,62912-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms3pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms3ppd.xrmNot applicable3,23812-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms4oob.xrmNot applicable11,40712-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms4phn.xrmNot applicable16,62912-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms4pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kms4ppd.xrmNot applicable3,29512-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Kmsphone.infNot applicable25,42312-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Slmgr.iniNot applicable33,30812-Feb-200804:58Not applicableSP1
Slmgr.vbsNot applicable73,93412-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Sppwmi.mofNot applicable25,43212-Feb-200804:42Not applicableSP1
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Kms08cfg.xrmNot applicable14,37812-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms1oob.xrmNot applicable11,40512-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms1phn.xrmNot applicable16,62712-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms1pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms1ppd.xrmNot applicable3,12412-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms2oob.xrmNot applicable11,40712-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms2phn.xrmNot applicable16,62912-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms2pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms2ppd.xrmNot applicable3,18112-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms3oob.xrmNot applicable11,40712-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms3phn.xrmNot applicable16,62912-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms3pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms3ppd.xrmNot applicable3,23812-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms4oob.xrmNot applicable11,40712-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms4phn.xrmNot applicable16,62912-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms4pl.xrmNot applicable13,33412-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kms4ppd.xrmNot applicable3,29512-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Kmsphone.infNot applicable25,42312-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Slmgr.iniNot applicable33,30812-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Slmgr.vbsNot applicable73,93412-Feb-200818:53Not applicableSP1
Sppwmi.mofNot applicable25,43212-Feb-200818:54Not applicableSP1

KMS for Windows Server 2003

KMS for Windows Server 2003 is part of Microsoft Windows Volume Activation 2.0. KMS for Windows Server 2003 lets enterprise users host KMS on Windows Server 2003 to enable activation of Windows Vista by using the KMS key.

Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 is a set of technical and policy-related solutions from Microsoft Software Protection Platform (SPP). Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 provides Microsoft customers an easy and reliable way to protect and to manage their volume license keys.

For more information about Volume Activation 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
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: 948003 - Last Review: 08/17/2009 16:42:18 - Revision: 3.0

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