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Microsoft Activation Scripts

KMS activates computers on a local network, eliminating the need for inputing software license key codes or individual computers connecting to Microsoft. KMS activation requires TCP/IP network connectivity. By default, KMS hosts and client computers use DNS (Dynamic Name Service) to publish and find the KMS service.

KMS activations are valid for 180 days (the validity interval). To remain activated, KMS client computers must renew their activation by connecting to the KMS host at least once every 180 days. By default, KMS client computers attempt to renew their activation every seven days. If KMS activation fails, the client will retry every two hours. After a client computer's activation is renewed, the validity interval resets.

The UH KMS server will authenticate all currently supported Microsoft Windows OS (including server) and Office products. You must use UH owned Microsoft products and be on the UH Networks via LAN, wireless or logged into UHVPN service using your Cougarnet credentials.

For Off Campus Activation, you must use the UHVPN and log in with your Cougarnet credentials.

After download, unzip .bat file and chose the script needed for your product. Right click on the bat file and "Run as administrator".

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Activation scripts to aid in off campus activation of Microsoft products.

page last updated: July 07, 2017
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