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Manage Activations

Updated: May 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

This section describes how to activate a client computer, by using a variety of activation methods.

 

Perform Online Activation

Describes how to activate a client computer over the Internet.

Perform Proxy Activation

Describes how to perform volume activation for client products that do not have Internet access.

Perform KMS Activation

Describes how perform volume activation using the Key Management Service (KMS).

Perform Local Reactivation

Describes how to reactivate an operating system or Office program that was reinstalled.

Activate an Active Directory Forest Online

Describes how to use Active Directory-Based Activation to online activate an Active Directory forest.

Activate by Proxy an Active Directory Forest

Describes how to use Active Directory-Based Activation to proxy activate an Active Directory forest that is not connected to the Internet.

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