Plan for Volume Activation
Updated: July 16, 2014
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
This document describes critical planning considerations that you must address to deploy Volume Activation services in your organization when you are running the Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
In this topic:
Step 1: Review and Select Activation Methods
Step 2: Evaluate Client Connectivity
Step 3: Determine Activation Method and Product License Requirements
Step 4: Determine Monitoring and Reporting Needs
Appendix A: KMS Client Setup Keys
After you have completed these planning steps, for procedures to deploy Volume Activation Services, see Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Volume Activation Services. For more information, see the Volume Activation Overview.