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Windows 10 / Office 2016 – KMS Activation


Required Windows Server Updates

The following update is required for Windows 10 activation:

The following update is required for Office 2016 activation:

Windows 10 / Server 2016 requires at least a KMS server based on Windows Server 2012. Activation via Windows Server 2008 R2 is not possible!

Activation by Command Line

Step 1

Type the following command to integrate your volume license key to the KMS server.

C:\Windows\System32>cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Installed product key XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX successfully.

If the key isn’t accepted by the server you will receive the error 0xC004F015.

For Windows 10 LTSB 1607 the Licence key “Windows Server 2016 Datacenter” is valid.
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PowerShell – General Logging Script

Working in enterprise environments always requires a confidential log for scripting actions implemented in productive stages and even for testing it could be a great advantage. PowerShell offers a great possibility to log every action executed by a script. The CMDlets Start-Transcript  & Stop-Transcript will help you to achieve a successful logging script.

This will be just an example how you can easyly create a logging script. There are thousands of different ways to solve this. The Microsoft documentation can be found in the following link

The following script will write a general log file to C:\temp\logging.log containing all relevant basis information about the script execution.

Start-Transcript -path "C:\temp\logging.log" -Force

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