What Does KMS and CR2 Mean?

  1. yahanna's Avatar
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    What Does KMS and CR2 Mean?

    In MS Office, what are KMS and CR2? What do they mean?
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    KMS = Key Management Service
    C2R = Click-to-Run (if you actually meant CR2, then I don't know.)
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Kms is often used for pirated versions you can active windows that way as large firms do
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    KMS to the average non-corporate environment user means pirating.
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  5. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Samuria said:
    Kms is often used for pirated versions you can active windows that way as large firms do

    Hi there
    Most firms are very observant about ensuring anti-piracy measures are in place !!!! I think you didn't actually mean what your post implies that most firms use piracy -- I think not somehow.

    Actually KMS these days is dead even for corporate servers as the activation system / licensing from Ms has changed hugely -- also most office products now are the click2run versions which don't use KMS for their activation whether corporate or individual ( Office 2016/2019/365).

    as NavyLCDR says KMS these days definitely implies user pirating.

    I think though Ms after any office updates will convert to click2run versions (at least for office 2016 and later) so KMS won't work in any case -- even pirated versions of Office should stop working.

    There's a couple of LEGAL free alternatives around that are almost as good as the real thing.

    Last edited by jimbo45; 09 Apr 2019 at 04:07.
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