Volume Licensing with Windows Vista, 7, Server 2008…

In moving to Windows 7, I ran into the question of volume licensing, KMS or MAK?  This video helped!

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dd936198.aspx

Basically, for KMS, you have to have a minimum of 25 machines that access the KMS service per month of Windows 7 (5 servers for Server 2008).  The KMS services is a service that you install on your local network (similar to the DNS “service”, DHCP “service”, etc).  If you are trying to activate less than 25 (as we are) via volume license, you’ll want to use MAK license keys, which uses MS hosted activation servers.

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