Preparing to the official launch of Windows 10, in June Microsoft released an update KB 3058168 for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to support KMS (Key Management Service) activation of Windows 10. The update installs updated versions of configuration files necessary for correct Windows 10 activation on the KMS server and a new version of Cryptxml.dll.
The Update for KMS Activation of Windows 10 in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
KB 3058168 is the update for the following OS versions with the installed KMS server:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 /Windows 8.1 (to install this update, you’ll need an April Update 1 for Windows 2012 R2/ Win 8.1 issued last year)
- Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 (no extra requirements)
You can download KB 3058168 following this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3058168
Select the OS version installed on your KMS server and download the corresponding update package.
Run the installation of the update by clicking Windows8.1-KB3058168-x64.msu or running this command:
On the Volume Licensing Service Center you need to get KMS host key (Windows Srv 2012R2 DataCtr/Std KMS for Windows 10) and install it on the KMS server:
Slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
Restart Software Protection:
net stop sppsvc
net start sppsvc
After that, RTM versions of Windows 10 Professional can be successfully activated on the KMS server.
KMS Keys for Windows 10
In July Microsoft also published official KMS keys (GVLK keys) to activate different Windows 10 versions on KMS servers.
KMS keys for Windows 10 are listed in the following table:
|OS Version||Client KMS Key|
|Windows 10 Professional||W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX|
|Windows 10 Professional N||MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9|
|Windows 10 Enterprise||NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43|
|Windows 10 Enterprise N||DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4|
|Windows 10 Education||NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2|
|Windows 10 Education N||2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ|
|Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB||WNMTR-4C88C-JK8YV-HQ7T2-76DF9|
|Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB N||2F77B-TNFGY-69QQF-B8YKP-D69TJ|
To activate Windows 10 on KMS server:
- Install the key for your Windows 10 edition:
slmgr /ipk xxxxx- xxxxx – xxxxx – xxxxx – xxxxx
- Specify KMS server address (if the KMS server record is not published in DNS during its installation)
slmgr /skms lnd_kms_srv.woshub.com:1688
- Activate your OS: