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Plan for volume activation of Office 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

Microsoft policy requires the activation of all editions of Microsoft Office 2010 client software, including Volume License editions. For Office 2010, volume activation takes place through Office Activation Technologies, which is based on the Software Protection Platform (SPP) used in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Important Important:

This information applies to volume-licensed editions of Office 2010. It does not apply to Office Professional Plus for Office 365, which is licensed through subscription.

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Article Description

What's new in the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 3.0

Provides a list of new and updated features that are in Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0.

Volume activation overview for Office 2010

Provides an overview of Microsoft Volume Licensing and Office Activation Technologies for Office 2010.

Plan volume activation of Office 2010

Describes how to plan for volume activation by using Office Activation Technologies.

Plan MAK independent activation of Office 2010

Describes how to plan for a deployment of Office 2010 by using Multiple Activation Key (MAK) independent activation.

Plan MAK proxy activation of Office 2010

Describes how to plan for a deployment of Office 2010 by using MAK proxy activation.

Plan KMS activation of Office 2010

Describes how to plan for a deployment of Office 2010 by using Management Service (KMS) activation.

Scenario: Core network - KMS activation of Office 2010

Describes how to plan KMS activation in a core network for volume activation of Office 2010.

Scenario: Secure network - KMS or MAK activation of Office 2010

Describes how to plan KMS or MAK activation in a secure network for volume activation of Office 2010.

Scenario: Disconnected computers activating Office 2010

Describes how to plan KMS or MAK activation in roaming or disconnected computers for volume activation of Office 2010.

Scenario: Test or development lab activating Office 2010

Describes how to plan KMS or MAK activation in a test or development lab network for volume activation of Office 2010.

FAQ: Volume activation of Office 2010

Provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the various aspects of volume activation of Office 2010.

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