KMS on Ubuntu Server

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vlmcsd is an open source KMS emulator that can run on a variety of CPU architectures and operating systems.  You can find it officially on My Digital Life-forum (registration required) although at least one other person has mirrored it on GitHub. I’ve been running the KMS daemon on Ubuntu Server for a while in my home lab for testing purposes.

The easiest way to download is through Github. I also renamed the binary to just vlmcsd to make it simpler and copied it to /usr/local/bin:

wget https://github.com/kkkgo/vlmcsd/raw/master/binaries/Linux/intel/static/vlmcsd-x64-musl-static
mv vlmcsd-x64-musl-static vlmcsd
sudo cp vlmcsd /usr/local/binsudo 
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/vlmcsd

Make a user to run vlmcsd as a service and give the user permissions on the binary:

sudo useradd -s /usr/sbin/nologin -r -M vlmcsd
sudo chown vlmcsd:vlmcsd /usr/local/bin/vlmcsd

Create a systemd script:

sudo vi /lib/systemd/system/vlmcsd.service

Give it the following contents:

[Unit]
Description=vlmcsd KMS emulator service
After=network-online.target
Wants=network-online.target
[Service]
Type=forkingUser=vlmcsd
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/vlmcsd -L #YOUR_IP_ADDRESS_HERE -l /var/log/vlmcsd/vlmcsd.log 
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Make a folder under /var/log for logging and give the vlmcsd user permissions:

sudo mkdir /var/log/vlmcsd
sudo chown vlmcsd:vlmcsd /var/log/vlmcsd

Now you just need to enable and start the service:

sudo systemctl enable vlmcsd
sudo systemctl start vlmcsd

Check the status of the service:

sudo systemctl status vlmcsd

If all goes well, you should see output similar to below:

● vlmcsd.service - vlmcsd KMS emulator service
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/vlmcsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: e
   Active: active (running) since Wed 2020-05-27 06:39:31 UTC; 12s ago
  Process: 9907 ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/vlmcsd -L 10.0.0.100 -l /var/log/vlmcs
 Main PID: 9909 (vlmcsd)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 504)
   CGroup: /system.slice/vlmcsd.service
           └─9909 /usr/local/bin/vlmcsd -L 10.0.0.100 -l /var/log/vlmcsd/vlmcsd

May 27 06:39:31 kms systemd[1]: Starting vlmcsd KMS emulator service...
May 27 06:39:31 kms systemd[1]: Started vlmcsd KMS emulator service.

To activate a product like Office 2016 against this KMS emulator, you can use the ospp.vbs script located in your Office installation folder:

# Change to Office installation directory
cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16" 
# Set the KMS server to be used for activationcscript ospp.vbs /sethst:#YOUR_IP_ADDRESS_HERE 
# Activate Office against the set servercscript ospp.vbs /act

Here you have an overview of the official Microsoft KMS client setup keys.

Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel versions

Windows Server, version 1909, version 1903, and version 1809

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server Datacenter6NMRW-2C8FM-D24W7-TQWMY-CWH2D
Windows Server StandardN2KJX-J94YW-TQVFB-DG9YT-724CC

Windows Server LTSC/LTSB versions

Windows Server 2019

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server 2019 DatacenterWMDGN-G9PQG-XVVXX-R3X43-63DFG
Windows Server 2019 StandardN69G4-B89J2-4G8F4-WWYCC-J464C
Windows Server 2019 EssentialsWVDHN-86M7X-466P6-VHXV7-YY726

Windows Server 2016

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server 2016 DatacenterCB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG
Windows Server 2016 StandardWC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY
Windows Server 2016 EssentialsJCKRF-N37P4-C2D82-9YXRT-4M63B

Windows 10, all supported Semi-Annual Channel versions

See the Windows lifecycle fact sheet for information about supported versions and end of service dates.

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 10 ProW269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Windows 10 Pro NMH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
Windows 10 Pro for WorkstationsNRG8B-VKK3Q-CXVCJ-9G2XF-6Q84J
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations N9FNHH-K3HBT-3W4TD-6383H-6XYWF
Windows 10 Pro Education6TP4R-GNPTD-KYYHQ-7B7DP-J447Y
Windows 10 Pro Education NYVWGF-BXNMC-HTQYQ-CPQ99-66QFC
Windows 10 EducationNW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2
Windows 10 Education N2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ
Windows 10 EnterpriseNPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
Windows 10 Enterprise NDPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4
Windows 10 Enterprise GYYVX9-NTFWV-6MDM3-9PT4T-4M68B
Windows 10 Enterprise G N44RPN-FTY23-9VTTB-MP9BX-T84FV

Windows 10 LTSC/LTSB versions

Windows 10 LTSC 2019

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019M7XTQ-FN8P6-TTKYV-9D4CC-J462D
Windows 10 Enterprise N LTSC 201992NFX-8DJQP-P6BBQ-THF9C-7CG2H

Windows 10 LTSB 2016

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016DCPHK-NFMTC-H88MJ-PFHPY-QJ4BJ
Windows 10 Enterprise N LTSB 2016QFFDN-GRT3P-VKWWX-X7T3R-8B639

Windows 10 LTSB 2015

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSBWNMTR-4C88C-JK8YV-HQ7T2-76DF9
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB N2F77B-TNFGY-69QQF-B8YKP-D69TJ

Earlier versions of Windows Server

Windows Server, version 1803

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server Datacenter2HXDN-KRXHB-GPYC7-YCKFJ-7FVDG
Windows Server StandardPTXN8-JFHJM-4WC78-MPCBR-9W4KR

Windows Server, version 1709

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server Datacenter6Y6KB-N82V8-D8CQV-23MJW-BWTG6
Windows Server StandardDPCNP-XQFKJ-BJF7R-FRC8D-GF6G4

Windows Server 2012 R2

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server 2012 R2 Server StandardD2N9P-3P6X9-2R39C-7RTCD-MDVJX
Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterW3GGN-FT8W3-Y4M27-J84CP-Q3VJ9
Windows Server 2012 R2 EssentialsKNC87-3J2TX-XB4WP-VCPJV-M4FWM

Windows Server 2012

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server 2012BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4
Windows Server 2012 N8N2M2-HWPGY-7PGT9-HGDD8-GVGGY
Windows Server 2012 Single Language2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ
Windows Server 2012 Country Specific4K36P-JN4VD-GDC6V-KDT89-DYFKP
Windows Server 2012 Server StandardXC9B7-NBPP2-83J2H-RHMBY-92BT4
Windows Server 2012 MultiPoint StandardHM7DN-YVMH3-46JC3-XYTG7-CYQJJ
Windows Server 2012 MultiPoint PremiumXNH6W-2V9GX-RGJ4K-Y8X6F-QGJ2G
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter48HP8-DN98B-MYWDG-T2DCC-8W83P

Windows Server 2008 R2

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC editionTT8MH-CG224-D3D7Q-498W2-9QCTX
Windows Server 2008 R2 StandardYC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHC
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based SystemsGT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83V

Windows Server 2008

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows Web Server 2008WYR28-R7TFJ-3X2YQ-YCY4H-M249D
Windows Server 2008 StandardTM24T-X9RMF-VWXK6-X8JC9-BFGM2
Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-VW7VD6-7JFBR-RX26B-YKQ3Y-6FFFJ
Windows Server 2008 EnterpriseYQGMW-MPWTJ-34KDK-48M3W-X4Q6V
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V39BXF-X8Q23-P2WWT-38T2F-G3FPG
Windows Server 2008 HPCRCTX3-KWVHP-BR6TB-RB6DM-6X7HP
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter7M67G-PC374-GR742-YH8V4-TCBY3
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V22XQ2-VRXRG-P8D42-K34TD-G3QQC
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems4DWFP-JF3DJ-B7DTH-78FJB-PDRHK

Earlier versions of Windows

Windows 8.1

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 8.1 ProGCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9
Windows 8.1 Pro NHMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY
Windows 8.1 EnterpriseMHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7
Windows 8.1 Enterprise NTT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW

Windows 8

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 8 ProNG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
Windows 8 Pro NXCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ
Windows 8 Enterprise32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7
Windows 8 Enterprise NJMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT

Windows 7

Operating system editionKMS Client Setup Key
Windows 7 ProfessionalFJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows 7 Professional NMRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG
Windows 7 Professional EW82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX
Windows 7 Enterprise33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows 7 Enterprise NYDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ
Windows 7 Enterprise EC29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4

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