Microsoft Hosted Volume Activation Guide
Published: June 2009
Microsoft® Volume Activation helps Volume Licensing customers automate and manage the activation process of Volume Licensing media. Volume Licensing customers and special program subscribers such as the Microsoft Partner Program, MSDN®, and Microsoft TechNet are eligible for Volume Licensing software and media. This guide is for IT pros whose organizations are planning to deploy Volume Activation versions of the Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems using Multiple Activation Keys.
Microsoft® Volume Activation is a configurable solution that helps IT pros automate and manage the product-activation process on computers running the Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems licensed under a Microsoft Volume Licensing program and other programs that provide Volume Licensing editions of Windows.
This guide provides planning, deployment, and operations information specifically for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. This guide is for organizations activating products using Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs).
Note This guide provides Volume Activation guidance for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. For more information about planning Volume Activation for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, see Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Guidance at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75674. This guide does address interoperability between both generations of products.