manually assign KMS host to client running Windows Vista or 7

Windows Vista and 7 under MCCA at UCLA are validated through a KMS (key management service) server on campus. If for some reason Windows doesn’t automatically validate through the KMS you can manually assign the KMS host to your client.

Run the command prompt as an administrator.


cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /skms

There are two KMS servers and either one can be used:


After a short pause you will be notified of the success of the connection within the command prompt.

For more information read the Windows Volume Activation 2.0 Deployment Guide here.