Deploying a new VM from template in VMM requires a PID for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008… but your environment uses KMS for activation


Check out the following document for a set of public PIDs that you can use in the OS profile: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/5/f/45fb677a-c215-442e-afd0-419e08b6c5d1/Volume%20Activation%202.0%20Deployment%20Guide.doc


 


KMS Client Setup Keys


By default, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems use KMS for activation. You can change the activation method of a KMS client to MAK and then change it back by installing the corresponding product key. Table 2 lists the KMS client setup keys for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 volume editions.


Table 2: KMS Client Setup Keys













































Operating System Edition


Product Key


Windows Vista Business


YFKBB-PQJJV-G996G-VWGXY-2V3X8


Windows Vista Business N


HMBQG-8H2RH-C77VX-27R82-VMQBT


Windows Vista Enterprise


VKK3X-68KWM-X2YGT-QR4M6-4BWMV


Windows Vista Enterprise N


VTC42-BM838-43QHV-84HX6-XJXKV


 


Windows Server 2008  Datacenter


7M67G-PC374-GR742-YH8V4-TCBY3


Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V


22XQ2-VRXRG-P8D42-K34TD-G3QQC


Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems


4DWFP-JF3DJ-B7DTH-78FJB-PDRHK


Windows Server 2008 Enterprise


YQGMW-MPWTJ-34KDK-48M3W-X4Q6V


Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V


39BXF-X8Q23-P2WWT-38T2F-G3FPG


Windows Server 2008 Standard


TM24T-X9RMF-VWXK6-X8JC9-BFGM2


Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V


W7VD6-7JFBR-RX26B-YKQ3Y-6FFFJ


Windows Web Server 2008


WYR28-R7TFJ-3X2YQ-YCY4H-M249D