I am having some trouble activating a newly installed Server 2016 VM. It is showing error 0xC004F074. We are simply attempting to use a MAK key. When trying to use slmgr /ipk or any other slmgry cmd we receive Error: 0xC004D032 as attached. Not sure if I have just used the wrong ISO or something during the initial install.
hello, some ideas to try: - are you sure that you tried to run your slmgr command in an ELEVATED CMD.EXE windows (run as administrator ) ? - be carefull to use CMD.EXE et not the POWERSHELL windows - always use for slmgr purpose, the full command line syntax with all pathes and runtime: cscript.exe %Windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxxxxx - have the same error if you try to activate via GUI ?
Error: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
Cause: KMS Server authentication error due to caching.
Resolution: Cleared the cache using the following commands and resolved the issue.