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Windows 7: Managing product keys using VAMT 2.0

12 May 2010   #1

Managing product keys using VAMT 2.0

As an IT administrator, you probably are responsible for managing product keys, often for multiple products that are acquired from multiple sources. Sometimes it can be challenging to keep track of these keys and prevent their distribution to unauthorized personnel. Now you can use the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 to manage and protect many of your product keys.

VAMT 2.0 lets you manage the following product key types, for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Office 2010 client suites and applications, Visio 2010, and Project 2010:

  • Key Management Service (KMS) host keys
  • KMS client setup keys
  • Multiple Activation Key keys (MAK)
  • Retail keys

VAMT 2.0 supports these keys regardless of how your organization obtained them. VAMT handles keys acquired through Microsoft volume license agreements, subscription programs such as MSDN, TechNet or Microsoft Partner Network, or the retail channel. VAMT protects your keys by retaining them only in the VAMT console, vs. including a key in an image or distributing it in plain text. You can read more about managing keys using VAMT 2.0, or download Manage Product Keys Using VAMT 2.0.


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