[Samba] Volume Activation with Samba AD

Christian Naumer cn at brain-biotech.de
Tue Jul 24 17:15:54 UTC 2018

Am 24.07.2018 um 18:34 schrieb Thomas Glanzmann:
> Hello Christian,
>> what I meant is not acting as a KMS server but something new Microsoft
>> introduced. In windows 10 the tool vor managing Volume Licences asks if
>> you have a KMS server or if you want to use AD for activating the
>> software. I haven't tried it yet as I would need to setup a test
>> environment.
>> So I asked here to see if somebody tried it before. I can test this with
>> samba but I don't have a Windows AD so can not help there.
> from my understanding is. You have a KMS server on the network. You set
> a DNS record. Than Windows tries to connect to the KMS server and
> activates itself. If you miss that DNS record, you can do it manually:
> Here is an example request:
> 18:13:08.769942 IP > 54581+ SRV?  _VLMCS._TCP.gmvl.de. (37)
> Here is how you do it manually:
> slmgr -skms <kmsserver>
> slmgr -ato
We have a KMS running and it is working fine. However, we don't want to
replace this server when 2008R2 is dropped from support. So we are
looking for alternatives that do not require Windows servers

I mean this here:


So there is a Schema update needed for it to work. I thought this might
be possible with samba.



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