UPDATE: Windows Vista Volume Activation Technical Guidance


For those of you deploying Windows Vista with volume license activation, make sure you are intimate with the details of this technical guide.  It was recently updated on 5/10 and includes the following:



  • Volume Activation 2.0 Step by Step Guide – This guide provides planning, deployment and operational guidance for activating volume editions of the Windows Vista operating system.

  • Volume Activation 2.0 FAQ – This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0.

  • Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Attributes – This spreadsheet lists WMI properties, WMI methods, KMS registry keys and values, KMS log events, KMS error codes and KMS PRC messages.

  • StandardUserProductActivation.zip – This contains the Standard User Product Activation webpage. This webpage is used for simplifying Standard User recovery from Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM). Refer to Volume Activation 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide for instructions.

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