Azure - Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS Activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I'm currently deploying three WIN2008R2 VM's on Azure using the default Virtual Network (West Europe). During configuration I noticed that the machine wasn't activated and thus I tried to activate it using the following command Cscript.exe C:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato. However this resulted into the error that the KMS server could not be found, any advice ?

    C:\Users\ladmin>NSLOOKUP kms.core.windows.net
    Server:  UnKnown

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name:    kms.core.windows.net

    C:\Users\ladmin>cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Activating Windows Server(R), ServerDatacenter edition (7482e61b-c589-4b7f-8ecc-
    46d455ac3b87) ...
    Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer coul
    d not be activated. The Key Management Service (KMS) is unavailable

    This issue occurs on all three servers.


    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:45 AM