In this article we’ll consider the procedure of deployment và configuration of a corporate KMS server able lớn activate new Microsoft hệ thống platform Windows server 2016. All major peculiarities of KMS activation described in the article FAQ on KMS Activation are fully applicable to Windows Server năm 2016 as well.

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Windows Server năm nhâm thìn can itself be a KMS activation hệ thống (KMS host) if it has a configured Volume Activation Services role, or be activated on another KMS hệ thống (there are some additional requirements).

KMS server Installation on Windows hệ thống 2016

If there is no KMS hệ thống in your domain, the Volume Activation Services role implementing the feature of KMS activation can be installed on Windows vps 2016. We won’t consider the installation and configuration of the role in detail, since it is the same as it is in Windows server 2012 R2 (Installation of KMS hệ thống on Windows vps 2012 R2).

It’s enough to lớn install Volume Activation Services role. You can vày it either in vps Manager or PowerShell (faster và easier):

Install-WindowsFeature -Name VolumeActivation -IncludeAllSubFeature –IncludeManagementTools


Note. In my case when trying to configure Volume Activation Services role using the graphic wizard, the error “vmw.exe has stopped working” appeared. I couldn’t find a way to lớn avoid it, so further configuration was performed in the command prompt.

Updating Current KMS vps to tư vấn Windows Server 2016 Activation

If you already have a KMS server deployed in your enterprise và running one of the earlier Windows versions, you don’t need lớn deploy new Server 2016 with the KMS hệ thống role. You can upgrade the current vps to support KMS activation of server 2016.

If your KMS server is running Windows hệ thống 2012, install two updates following the link in these KBs:

If your KMS host is deployed on Windows vps 2012 R2, install the updates from the following KBs:


There are no updates for KMS role on Windows server 2008R2. So you won’t be able khổng lồ use KMS in Windows hệ thống 2008 R2 khổng lồ activate Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 Enterprise năm 2016 LTSB.

KMS vps Activation Using CSVLK

After installation or update of your KMS server, activate it with CSVLK (so called KMS Host Key). You can get this key on Microsoft Volume License (VLSC) website. The key you need is called Windows Srv năm nhâm thìn DataCtr/Std KMS và is located in License -> Relationship Summary -> sản phẩm Keys.

Then install the key using this command:

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ipk

and activate your KMS server

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ato

If you system is autonomous, you can activate your KMS server by phone. First, get the Installation ID

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /dtiAnd hotline Microsoft Activation Center in your country (there is a danh sách of phone numbers in %windir%System32SPPUIPhone.inf) & get your confirmation ID


Apply the code:cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /atp

You can make sure that KMS hệ thống activation has been successful using the command:

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /dlv


If the KMS host activation has been successful, you will see the values VOLUME_KMS_WS16 channel and License Status: Licensed.

Windows Server 2016 Activation Using KMS Server

After the activation, KMS server can activate computers running Windows vps 2016. To activate a client, it should have a special public KMS installation key (shown below).

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You can enter the installation key as follows:

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxSpecify KMS hệ thống address (not required if the tên miền already has a DNS record SRV (_VLMCS) by which the client can find the KMS server)

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /skms activate the OS:

cscript.exe %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ato

Public KMS Keys for Windows server 2016

The danh sách of public KMS keys for different Windows Server 2016 editions is shown in the table below:

OS EditionKMS Key
Windows Server năm nhâm thìn DatacenterCB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG
Windows Server năm 2016 StandardWC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY
Windows Server 2016 EssentialsJCKRF-N37P4-C2D82-9YXRT-4M63B

Activation of Windows Server năm 2016 Using Active Directory Based Activation

Like Windows 2012, Windows Server năm nhâm thìn supports automatic activation in the tên miền using AD — Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA). As earlier, Volume Activation Services has to be configured for successful activation.