How to activate windows server 2019 using the slmgr

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

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

KMS Server Installation on Windows Server 2016

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

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

Install-WindowsFeature -Name VolumeActivation -IncludeAllSubFeature –IncludeManagementTools


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

Updating Current KMS Server to lớn Support Windows Server 2016 Activation

If you already have a KMS hệ thống deployed in your enterprise and running one of the earlier Windows versions, you don’t need to deploy new Server năm nhâm thìn with the KMS server role. You can tăng cấp the current hệ thống khổng lồ support KMS activation of Server năm nhâm thìn.

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

If your KMS host is deployed on Windows Server 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 Server 2008 R2 lớn activate Windows Server năm nhâm thìn or Windows 10 Enterprise năm 2016 LTSB.

KMS Server Activation Using CSVLK

After installation or update of your KMS hệ thống, activate it with CSVLK (so called KMS Host Key). You can get this key on Microsoft Volume License (VLSC) trang web. The key you need is called Windows Srv 2016 DataCtr/Std KMS & is located in License -> Relationship Summary -> Product Keys.

Then install the key using this command:

cscript.exe cộ %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ikungfu

and activate your KMS server

cscript.exe cộ %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ato

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

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


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

You can make sure that KMS VPS 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 & License Status: Licensed.

Windows Server 2016 Activation Using KMS Server

After the activation, KMS VPS can activate computers running Windows Server năm nhâm thìn. To activate a client, it should have sầu 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 /ichiến đấu 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 pháo %windir%system32slmgr.vbs /ato

Public KMS Keys for Windows Server 2016

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

OS EditionKMS Key
Windows Server năm 2016 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 2016 Using Active Directory Based Activation

Like Windows 2012, Windows Server 2016 supports automatic activation in the domain using AD — Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA). As earlier, Volume Activation Services has lớn be configured for successful activation.

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