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Need to update a KMS key on licensing server

We are a college campus with a bunch (100s) of computers scattered around between labs and staff use. We've recently started getting notifications on some desktops that Windows is not activated, and ...
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VAMT 3.0 Proxy Activate - No ‘Apply Confirmation ID’ option at all

I tried to activate my windows box in isolated network zone, so I followed the process of 'Scenario 2: Proxy Activation' in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825202.aspx using two VAMT 3.0 ...
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Clonezilla and multiple Activation for Office 2010

We have a large desktop deployment (approximately 2000 PCs) coming and I'm in charge in structuring the best possible manner to have the PCs installed and staged before them out to multiple ...
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Will a Windows 8 KMS key allow older operating systems to be activated?

To put our Windows 8 KMS key onto our KMS server running Server 2008 R2, it appears that we first need to remove the existing Windows 7/Server 2008 key. Is this the case? If so, do the new Windows ...
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Windows 2008 R2 — Generate new activation key for cloned machine?

We have two Windows Server 2008 R2 servers (VMs), but because of cloning the VMs, they have the same activation ID. This is causing issues with our Carbonite Pro backup, which is seeing the machines ...
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KMS - all clients remain in “Initial Grace Period”

I've set up KMS on a Server 2008 R2 Datacenter machine and all looks pretty good. The proper DNS entry got added and Windows 7 clients are listed on the server. They have all stayed in the "Initial ...
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SQL Server Trial Edition to Full Edition

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 for the 180 day trial. We tested the system and it's working fine, and I wanted to convert it to full version. The problem is, I have a volume key licence to SQL ...
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OEM to Virtual Machine for Diaster Recovery / Business Continuity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are trying to deploy a Business Continuity Appliance (Zenith BDR) for a customer and one of the features is the ...
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How to retrieve the installation ID and confirmation ID for Windows 7?

I am a systems administrator and we are getting ready to deploy Windows 7 to our users. In our process of learning about activation, we activated a Windows 7 computer with our MAK key using Internet ...
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How do I set up Windows 7 computers in a phased approach using a KMS key?

I am a network administrator at my place of employment and we are getting ready for deploying Windows 7 Enterprise and Office 2010 Professional Plus in our organization. We are wanting to use a KMS ...
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Windows VAMT 2 not showing keys remaining activation count

I manage a test network consisting in a dozen windows server (mostly 2008r2). All the servers use MAK keys (from MSDN or technet). I have recently decided to start using Volume Activation Management ...
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Office 2010 KMS question

I have deployed a KMS server in our environment which does different versions of Windows but also Office 2010. Regarding office 2010 and its expiration, what is the max time? For Windows clients it ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise MAK needs Reactivation?

I have a VMware image that contains our "standard workstation" where I do a lot of testing. I used a Windows 7 Enterprise MAK key (from MSDN) for activation because the doc said that MAK keys don't ...
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Windows 2008 keeps forcing reactivation

All our servers are setup under a volume license agreement so they shouldn't prompt for activation. However some of them constantly ask for reactivation. These are all VMs running under VMware ...
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About to setup KMS server for Volume activation

I have searched and searched for any hints of how i should setup our KMS server for our coming installations of 2008(r2) servers and win7 clients. No luck, so here I am. We've got around 20 ...