Use a the newest available Windows Server version (Datacenter or Standard/Enterprise) server as your KMS Host. Older versions of Windows Server/Edition or client OS will limit the Windows Version/Edition that could be served by your KMS Host.

The Windows Server acting as a KMS Host MUST be a Datacenter Edition if serving Datacenter Editions.

Configure the KMS Host to serve Windows OS Licenses

Open command prompt with Administrative privileges, and execute:

cd C:\Windows\system32
cscript c:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Replace xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx with your Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS-C or B Product Key.

KMS-C is the Datacenter edition and KMS-B is the Standard/Enterprise Edition. Use the KMS-C Product Key if you have Datacenter License. See the TechNet article KMS Host Keys to Products Activated for more dept into what key will serve what windows edition._

In Windows Firewall, click on Exceptions and allow the now listed Key Management Services.

Test the KMS server configuration

set type=srv

Should output:         SRV service location:
          priority       = 0
          weight         = 0
          port           = 1688
          svr hostname   =        internet address =

Management Tool

Download and install Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) for reporting/management. (optional)

Configure the KMS Host to serve Office 2010 Licenses

Download the Microsoft Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack from Microsoft and install it. It will ask you for the Office 2010 KMS key and then activate it against Microsoft Activation Servers.

Run the following command line to display licens information on the KMS Host:

cscript c:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /dli

Slmgr.vbs script is not intended to work across platforms. To manage remote clients, use the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)