Activating a Windows Server cloud instance
When you install a Windows Server operating system, the product key – also known as a KMS (Key Management Service) or MAK (Multiple Activation Key) key – may need to be changed to operate in the DSM Miruma Cloud.
This guide will show you how to change the product key for your Windows Server environment.
- a dedicated server with Windows installed
- the appropriate Windows SPLA license found below
- access to your server via remote desktop or console connection
To modify the existing product key installed, run the following commands from an elevated command prompt.
Uninstall the default product key
Run the following command to uninstall any existing product key:
cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -upk
Install the new product key
Run the following command to install the new product key:
cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert PRODUCT KEY>
Below is a list of DSM Miurma Cloud product keys available for each operating system:
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2016 Standard
Associate your product key
To associate your key with our automated activation system, run the following command:
cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms kms.cloud.dsm.net
Activate the system
Finally, to activate your Windows operating system, run the following command:
cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ato