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slmgr.vbs -ckms gives Unrecognized Option Error

  1. #1


    sc Guest

    slmgr.vbs -ckms gives Unrecognized Option Error

    OK, so i'm trying to get our Vista VL machines and KMS server up and running.
    I have not reached the 25min KMS req so last week i activated a couple of
    our Vista VL machines against a KMS server in another domain, that worked
    fine. Since then the machine has been sysprepped and now i want to point to
    our local KMS and this is what i get:
    slmgr.vbs -dlv gives all info EXCEPT it DOES NOT list the current KMS server
    named
    slmgr.vbs -ckms gives unrecognized error message
    slmgr.vbs -skms <our server> gives "The RPC server is unavailable"

    Any thoughts or suggestions on what the heck is going on here? Why can't i
    clear the old KMS with the CKMS command? What doesn't the -dlv command name
    the current KMS server anymore in the license detail info? What's the dilio
    with the RPC errror?
    Thanks

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  3. #2


    sc Guest

    RE: slmgr.vbs -ckms gives Unrecognized Option Error

    Update: I'm starting to think my Vista box i'm having problems with is
    thinking is a KMS host. Anyone know a way to remove/demote a kms host and
    turn it back into a KMS client?


    "sc" wrote:

    > OK, so i'm trying to get our Vista VL machines and KMS server up and running.
    > I have not reached the 25min KMS req so last week i activated a couple of
    > our Vista VL machines against a KMS server in another domain, that worked
    > fine. Since then the machine has been sysprepped and now i want to point to
    > our local KMS and this is what i get:
    > slmgr.vbs -dlv gives all info EXCEPT it DOES NOT list the current KMS server
    > named
    > slmgr.vbs -ckms gives unrecognized error message
    > slmgr.vbs -skms <our server> gives "The RPC server is unavailable"
    >
    > Any thoughts or suggestions on what the heck is going on here? Why can't i
    > clear the old KMS with the CKMS command? What doesn't the -dlv command name
    > the current KMS server anymore in the license detail info? What's the dilio
    > with the RPC errror?
    > Thanks


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  4. #3


    Darrell Gorter[MSFT] Guest

    RE: slmgr.vbs -ckms gives Unrecognized Option Error

    Hello,
    What was the output for -DLI?
    You can see those errors when the media is not Volume Media
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>OK, so i'm trying to get our Vista VL machines and KMS server up and
    running.
    |> I have not reached the 25min KMS req so last week i activated a couple
    of
    |>our Vista VL machines against a KMS server in another domain, that worked
    |>fine. Since then the machine has been sysprepped and now i want to point
    to
    |>our local KMS and this is what i get:
    |>slmgr.vbs -dlv gives all info EXCEPT it DOES NOT list the current KMS
    server
    |>named
    |>slmgr.vbs -ckms gives unrecognized error message
    |>slmgr.vbs -skms <our server> gives "The RPC server is unavailable"
    |>
    |>Any thoughts or suggestions on what the heck is going on here? Why can't
    i
    |>clear the old KMS with the CKMS command? What doesn't the -dlv command
    name
    |>the current KMS server anymore in the license detail info? What's the
    dilio
    |>with the RPC errror?
    |>Thanks
    |>


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  5. #4


    sc Guest

    RE: slmgr.vbs -ckms gives Unrecognized Option Error

    Hi Darrell, thanks for the reply. I found my problem. I had used the VL
    media but my coworker had syspreped the machine using the KMS VL in the xml
    file. We changed that to the Product Key that came prepackaged in the VL and
    now things are back to the way i would expect them to be. Now i just have to
    figure out a way to maintain the damn 25 Client count on my KMS server....
    what a pain.
    thanks for your input.

    ""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:

    > Hello,
    > What was the output for -DLI?
    > You can see those errors when the media is not Volume Media
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    > |>
    > |>OK, so i'm trying to get our Vista VL machines and KMS server up and
    > running.
    > |> I have not reached the 25min KMS req so last week i activated a couple
    > of
    > |>our Vista VL machines against a KMS server in another domain, that worked
    > |>fine. Since then the machine has been sysprepped and now i want to point
    > to
    > |>our local KMS and this is what i get:
    > |>slmgr.vbs -dlv gives all info EXCEPT it DOES NOT list the current KMS
    > server
    > |>named
    > |>slmgr.vbs -ckms gives unrecognized error message
    > |>slmgr.vbs -skms <our server> gives "The RPC server is unavailable"
    > |>
    > |>Any thoughts or suggestions on what the heck is going on here? Why can't
    > i
    > |>clear the old KMS with the CKMS command? What doesn't the -dlv command
    > name
    > |>the current KMS server anymore in the license detail info? What's the
    > dilio
    > |>with the RPC errror?
    > |>Thanks
    > |>
    >
    >


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    Re: slmgr.vbs -ckms gives Unrecognized Option Error

    Hi,

    I registered for the sole purpose of thinking Darrell for his suggestion. :-)

    We had some issues early on with the Vista CDs our supplier supplied. Turns out we received non-Volume License CDs when we should have had Volume License CDs.

    I had completely forgotten about this trouble until Darrell suggested that the particular error in question could be tied to non-VL media. That's exactly what's going on with one of our machines It will not accept the server as a viable KMS server. Now we know it's because it was hand-loaded with a single user copy of Vista.

    We'll have to Wash-n-Wax the machine to fix the problem, but that's OK...we'll just do it next time it comes in for service.

    Thanks much, Darrell!

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