Saturday, April 18, 2015

Attempting to commit changes to new Windows Server 2012 R2 server throws the error: “STATUS_SUCCESS”

Problem

You’ve deployed a new Windows Server 2012 R2 KMS server and completed configuring a KMS host key in the Volume Activation Tools wizard:

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You proceed to commit the changes:

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… but receive the following error:

The following error has occurred. Please resolve the error and try again.

Description:

STATUS_SUCCESS

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Solution

The reason why this error is thrown is because the default value for the KMS TCP listening port is specified with the value of 0:

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To correct the issue, change the value to the default 1688 KMS port as such:

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Proceeding to commit the changes will be successful once the port is defined:

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Once the wizard completes, ensure that the KMS server is activated properly by executing the following command:

slmgr.vbs /dlv

To verify that the VLMCS DNS record is published, use the following command:

nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp.<yourDomain>.com

If you notice that a VLMCS record is not created, you can either manually create the record as such:

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… or configure the proper permissions if you notice an error logged in the applications logs similar to the following:

Log Name: Application

Source: Security-SPP

Event ID: 12293

Level: Error

Publishing the Key Management Service (KMS) to DNS in the 'tokiomillennium.com' domain failed.

Info:

0x8007232D

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1 comment:

Matt Molloy said...

Thanks for this, I'm now in business!