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So if you had 4 Windows 2008 R2 licenses purchased as well as 10 Windows 7, that does not meet the 25 requirement. Does Office licenses count toward this?

 

Also can 1 KMS host have all these licenses put into it to host out? I see all these guides show how to add one, but most will say if you add another it will erase the first one.

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According to this article, The Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 activation requests will register in the same activation count. However, Windows 7 machines will not activate until the total activation count is at 25 or higher. The servers will activate when the count reaches 5. Office activations will not count towards this threshold. Also, this article explains the hierarchy of the different channel licenses you should have received.

In this thread on TechNet, a Microsoft Employee explains that multiple keys are possible on the same host, but if you have the correct volume key for your situation, you will only need one for Windows and one for Office. Here is a video showing how to setup an Office KMS host on a 2008 R2 server that is already setup as a KMS Host for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2.

 

Hope this helps,

David

Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro

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Thanks for the clarification. If you put the KMS key for Windows 7 into your host, but you don't have 25, will they eventually just cease to work like? I guess like if you never licensed them at all?

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If I remember correctly, KMS should only be deployed for large organisations, while MAK for smaller ones that will not reach the 25 threshold.

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