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Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Published: March 30, 2012

Updated: September 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

The Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) enables network administrators and other IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume and retail-activation process for Windows®, Microsoft® Office, and select other Microsoft products. VAMT can manage volume activation using Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs) or the Windows Key Management Service (KMS). For more information about VAMT, see the Volume Activation Management Tool Technical Reference.

VAMT module cmdlets


Cmdlet Description


Adds the user-specified product key to a VAMT database.


Exports product data and product-key data from a VAMT database to a portable .cilx file.


Performs VAMT discovery operations.


Acquires confirmation IDs (CIDs) from the Microsoft licensing servers during proxy activation.


Retrieves the record of a product or list of products from a VAMT database.


Retrieves product-key records from a VAMT database.


Imports the data from a specified .cilx or .cil file into a VAMT database.


Initializes the VAMT database and removes all the data.


Installs Confirmation IDs (CID) acquired from Microsoft onto the respective computers to complete proxy activation.


Activates products online, using the local computer’s Internet connection.


Installs the specified product key on a product or a group of products.


Updates the VAMT database by querying the computers for their current status.

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