VAMT 1.1 is now available

Thanks to Paul for following up to the comments thread. The Volume Activation Management Tool 1.1 is now available for download from Microsoft downloads: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=12044dd8-1b2c-4da4-a530-80f26f0f9a99&DisplayLang=en This 1.1 version of the tool will allow you to manage Server 2008 Multiple Activation Keys (MAK) to view the activation status of remote machines and push keys to them,…

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Troubleshooting KMS Activation - Part 1, the client

Windows activation is simple and straightforward if you understand the components.  I have had a few customers that stumbled when getting a KMS online and in every case it has been an issue with name resolution, network connectivity, or they simply did not understand how to use the keys.  Activation is designed to help you…

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How to move Vista from MAK back to KMS client

One item in the volume activation step by step guide that is a bit confusing is the method for moving a Vista machine that is currently using the MAK back to being a KMS client. Convert a client using MAK Activation to use KMS Activation The instructions are easy to follow, you use slmgr.vbs and…

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