The KMS server that manages Microsoft software activations (most notably, the Windows operating systems, Server products and Office applications) will be upgraded starting at 3pm on Aug 18, 2015. This upgrade will be able to accommodate Windows 10 operating system activations for Professional and Enterprise only.
Microsoft software activations methods will not be impacted and will remain the same. However, please note that the server has a new IP address. Any network that does not use the campus DNS servers for name resolution may need to review their internal DNS setup and change the IP address record for KMS. Also, network administrators may need to adjust their local firewall to accommodate the new server.
To obtain the new IP address, clients are encouraged to contact the IT Help Desk or submit a ticket at http://it.ubc.ca/sos.