Converting MAK activation to KMS

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JMM, May 8, 2007.

  1. JMM

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    We have about 20 computers that are activated using MAK and we will soon have
    8 more Vista machines online soon. (We will let them run within their grace
    period)

    We will need to convert those 20 machines to use KMS activation and the
    instructions state to run the following script:

    cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ipk <setup key>

    Is the setup key our MAK key or the KMS key?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    JMM, May 8, 2007
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  2. Hello,
    Neither, it is the key located in the PID.txt that is on your installation
    media.
    You have to go back to that product key.

    The KMS key is only used on the machine that we be the KMS server which is
    what all the clients will communicate with with:
    929712 Volume Activation information for Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;929712


    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>We have about 20 computers that are activated using MAK and we will soon
    have
    |>8 more Vista machines online soon. (We will let them run within their
    grace
    |>period)
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    |>We will need to convert those 20 machines to use KMS activation and the
    |>instructions state to run the following script:
    |>
    |>cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ipk <setup key>
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    |>Is the setup key our MAK key or the KMS key?
    |>
    |>Thanks in advance.
    |>
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    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], May 9, 2007
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