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How to activate the VPC-Connected Windows instances using KMS servers

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2018

Windows instances connected to VPCs cannot be activated using KMS deployed in the public cloud. This section describes how to use KMS from specific domains to activate Windows instances connected to VPCs.

KMS domains

Region KMS domain
Mainland China and Hong Kong kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
Singapore sg.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
US (Silicon Valley) us1.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
US (Virginia) us2.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
Japan (Tokyo) jp.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
Germany (Frankfurt) de.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
UAE (Dubai) db.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
Australia (Sydney) au.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
India (Mumbai) in.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) my.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
Indonesia (Jakarta) id.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com
UK (London) eu.kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com

Activation procedure

  1. Click Start > Run, type cmd, and press Enter to launch the Command Prompt in windows.

  2. Enter the following command to change the KMS server. The following uses the Mainland China region as an example:

    1. slmgr -skms kms.cloud.aliyuncs.com

    tu1

  3. Enter the following command to activate KMS.

    1. slmgr -ato

    tu2

If the problem persists, open a ticket.