Microsoft provides the volume licensing key to activate isa windows or software such as VB 2008. The volume licence key is a product key used by government, organisation, and educational institutes to activate multiple copies of windows for other network that with the introducing of windows Vista and windows server 2008. Microsoft has provide new methods to activate volume licence editions of windows Vista and windows server 2008. The following are three ways to activate windows Vista and windows server 2008.
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) activation –
allows OEMs to activate windows by linking windows with the basic input output system (BIOS) of a computer. In other words, OEMs sale the computer along with the standards required for the windows vista or windows server 2008 operating systems and activate windows before selling the computer to the customer.
Enablesenables the activation of windows by using the product activation key that is provided to a customer while purchasing windows vista or windows server 2008 from a software retailer. The product activation key, which is provided on the package of the product is used for windows activation that you can perform retail activation by either telephone or anonline process.
Provides the following methods to activate windows:
- Multiple activation key (MAK)
- The key management Service (KMS) key
Hey friends, no we are going to describe the volume activation methods in the following sections are you read carefully actually it’s very important points when you are going to activate windows so please read carefully and after that you going to practice with your systems with your licence.
Using Multiple Activation key-
MAK is a product key used to activate a fixed number of installed windows. It is not essential to provide this key while installing windows, as Microsoft provides at 30 days period to activate windows Vista windows server 2008. The following are the two ways to activate windows by using MAK:
MAK independent activation- ALLOWS EACH COMPUTER TO INDEPENDENTLY ACTIVATE WINDOWS BY USING MAC THAT YOU CAN EITHER ENTER MAC ON THE CLIENT COMPUTER LOCALLY BY USING CHANGE PRODUCT KEY WIZARD OR REMOTELY BY DEPLOYING THE IMAGE OF MAC ON ALL CLIENT COMPUTERS YOU CAN ACTIVATE WINDOWS BY THE TELEPHONE OR AN ONLINE PROCESS.
MAK PROXY ACTIVATION– Allows the MAK proxy computer to collect activation information from the other computers on the network. A centralised activation request for this information is then sent by the MAK proxy computer to microsoft. Volume activation management tool (VAMT) configure MAK proxy activation and connects the MAK proxy computer with the isolated computers on the network. VAMT also collect the installation ID, which are saved in an extensible markup language (XML) file. An activation request based on the these IDS is sent to Microsoft by the MAK proxy computer that finally, the confirmation IDs CID are obtained for these IDs, which are then used to activate windows on the isolated computers.
Using using the key management Service (KMS) key-
KMS is a method used to activate volume licensing editions of windows Vista and windows server 2008. The KMS activation method is generally used for medium to large networks. The implementation of the KMS activation method in a network requires at least five physical client computers to activate windows server 2008 and at least 25 client computer to activate windows Vista. The minimum number of kms client required is known as threshold.
You can use kms by installing the KMS key on a computer that the computer on which the KMS key is installed is known as the kms host dot after installing the KMS key, the KMS host performs a one time activation with Microsoft. The KMS host is activated client computers running the volume editions of windows vista or windows server 2008, can directly communicate with the kms host to activate windows after the clients computers games clients are activated, they need to periodically communicate with the kms host for their reactivation dot kms clients need to be reactivated at least once in 180 days what is they are not activated within the period the going to reduced functionality mode (RFM).