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Hello, my name is Scott McArthur. I am a Senior Support Escalation Manager in the Windows group and today’s blog will cover KMS volume Activation. With Windows Vista we introduced 2 methods for activating volume license versions of Windows. Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK). KMS keys are grouped to activate different… Read more

How To: Activate Windows Server 2008 Core Edition with MAK key over the phone

Hello my name is Scott McArthur and I am a Senior Support Escalation Engineer in the Windows group. Today we are going to discuss the steps to activate Windows Server 2008 Core edition using a MAK key via the phone. It is much easier to activate via the Internet but for those computers that do… Read more

KMS 1.1 For Windows Server 2003 Installation Issues

KMS 1.1 For Windows Server 2003 Installation Issues Hello my name is Scott McArthur and I am a support escalation engineer in the Windows Platforms group and specialize in activation issues. We have had a number of support calls around issues with KMS 1.1 for Windows Server 2003. There are two different versions of KMS… Read more

Experiencing problems with Product Activation?

For those people that were unaware, the Windows group released a Product Activation Announcement regarding the changes and impacts to Windows Server 2008 method of activation.  Since Windows Server 2008 uses the same activation method as Windows Vista, the error codes reported for Windows Server 2008 are the same used in Windows Vista as mentioned… Read more