KMS Server and Client Partial Product Key mismatch

Myshkin 46 Reputation points
2020-12-10T19:00:47.25+00:00

The KMS server has product key channel as Volume:CSVLK for VOLUME_KMS_WS16 channel. The clients and servers are activating through it but I see that the Partial Product Key value does not match between the kms host and the client.

Is that normal?

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  1. Dale Kudusi 3,206 Reputation points
    2020-12-11T02:17:53.357+00:00

    Hi,
    They are different keys.
    The KMS host key is the one you obtain from the Volume Licensing Service Center, A KMS Key is used to activate the KMS host computer with a Microsoft activation server and can activate up to six KMS hosts with 10 activations per host. Each KMS host can activate an unlimited number of computers.
    Reference: What is a KMS Host Key

    The KMS Client Setup Key is used for each product/version combination to bypass activation (that is, unlock the product).
    Reference: KMS client setup keys, What is a Setup Key

    Best regards.

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