Set Up Automatic KMS Discovery

For automatic discovery to work, the KMS SRV record must be present in the DNS zone of the computer. For example:

  • A computer with the DNS address computer_name.ad.sjsu.edu would check the ad.sjsu.edu zone
  • A computer with the DNS address computer_name.its.sjsu.edu would check the its.sjsu.edu zone

To determine if the required record is present in a domain:

  1. Run this command using command prompt for windows:
    • nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp
  2. If the correct record is present, you should see something like this:
    • _vlmcs._tcp.sjsu.edu SRV service location:
    • priority = 0
    • weight = 100
    • port = 1688
    • svr hostname = kms1.kms.sjsu.edu

      Screenshot of steps 1 and 2. Run nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp and svr hostname should return kms1.kms.sjsu.edu.
  3. If this test fails, you will need to have the following DNS record added to the DNS zone:
    • _vlmcs._tcp.<domain>. 3600 IN SRV 0 100 1688 kms1.kms.sjsu.edu
      Note: Replace the <domain> with your domain such as ad.sjsu.edu