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2 Eliminates need for individual clients to connect and activate with Microsoft Product key is pre-installed on clients Eliminates need for individual clients to connect and activate with Microsoft Product key is pre-installed on clients KMS clients must connect with KMS host at least once every 180 days to keep activation current Transparent end user experience Capable of activating hundreds of systems, as long as minimum threshold is established and maintained One time activation with Microsoft hosted service Supports online, phone and proxy activation One MAK key per product per organization Flexible options to install MAK on each PC client Office Customization Tool (OCT) Automated install file (Config.xml) Change key in Backstage Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 Two Activation Models

3 Key Management Service (KMS) for Office 2010 Lab Licenses 2007 Microsoft Office system and previous versions of Microsoft Office, you had to enter a product key when you deployed Office. If you use Key Management Service (KMS), you do not have to do this for Office 2010 because all volume license editions of Office 2010 have a KMS client key preinstalled. Allows Office instances to complete activations on their local network, eliminating the need for to connect to Microsoft for product activation. KMS Host is a lightweight service that does not require a dedicated system and can easily be co-hosted on a system that provides other services. KMS Requires a minimum number of computers (physical or virtual machines) in a network environment (called minimum threshold). Instances activated with KMS contact the KMS host once every 180 days 3

4 Multiple Activation Key (MAK) for Office 2010 Lab Licenses – MAK is used for one-time activation with Microsofts hosted activation services. Different from Windows XP Professional Volume License Key – There are two ways to activate computers using MAK. MAK Independent activation, which requires that each computer independently connect and be activated with Microsoft either over the Internet or by telephone. MAK Proxy activation which uses a computer acting as a MAK proxy that gathers activation information from multiple computers on the network, and then sends a centralized activation request on their behalf. MAK Proxy activation is configured using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT). – KMS is the default key for Volume Activation clients. Using MAK activation requires installing a MAK key using Script, Volume Activation Toolkit, or Windows Deployment Toolkit. MAK is best for users who cannot connect to Institution network at least every 180 days 4

5 KMS Host One KMS host for Windows and Office Highly scalable service (100s of thousands) Supported KMS host Operating Systems: Operating SystemOfficeWindows Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 Windows 7 (Volume License edition) Windows Server 2008 R2

6 Activation establishes a relationship between the softwares product key and software on the device All information is private and not used by Microsoft or any other party Enhanced data security Microsoft has a variety of tools to help make deployment and management simple and easy vation Activation helps ensure you are using genuine Office 2010 software, which gives you access to the latest features It provides protection against the malicious code common in counterfeit software Volume Activation in Office 2010 builds on Vista and Windows Server 2008 Virtual machines count toward minimum req. 5 connected systems (PCs, laptops) Two primary methods of Volume Activation: Key Management Services (KMS): preferred method, self-hosted, self- maintaining, ideal for vast majority of environments Multiple Activation Key (MAK): machine independent, hosted by Microsoft Activation Why its important Familiar but better Flexible, compatible options VA is for virtual, too Resources Privacy and Security VL Activation never prevents an end- user from using Office 2010

7 User experience in MAK asking for activation if VAMT is not used to orchestrate activation User experience in KMS if not activated in 30 days (no UI experience in first 25 days) User experience when not activated

8 Topology guidance

9 Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 – Search for Windows and Office in the enterprise network – Deploy product keys to clients – Proxy MAK activation – Trigger MAK online and KMS activations Software licensing management script (slmgr.vbs) – Enter KMS host key – Activate KMS host – Monitor KMS host status Number of client activations Tools

10 Multiple Activation Key (MAK) MAK key available to volume license customers on request Install the MAK on the client Directly Provisioned by the IT Pro (Image or Proxy) Activate with Microsoft Online (directly or via Proxy) Phone, SMS text messaging Perpetual activation Some conditions may require reactivation Internal External VAMT Image One Time Volume License Agreement Microsoft Hosted Activation Services

11 KMS Host KMS key automatically available to customers via normal channels Install KMS key on KMS host machine Activate KMS service with Microsoft - One time activation of KMS host KMS host registers SRV with DNS KMS client discovers KMS host KMS client activates based on policy - KMS count activation threshold KMS client regularly re-activates - Non-perpetual activation (180 days) - Communication between KMS host and KMS client is never exposed to Microsoft KMS Client Internal External One Time DNS Microsoft Hosted Activation Service Volume License Agreement Request Count Key Management Service Process

12 To Install KMS hosts for KMS Activation Choose and install the desired volume licensed media. No product key is required during setup. Start the computer, log on and launch an elevated Command Prompt. Install your KMS key. Do not use the Windows interface for this. Run the following script: cscript C:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk

13 Command Prompt

14 Successful KMS Activation

15 Activate KMS Host Activate the KMS host with Microsoft, either using online activation or telephone activation: For online activation (You must be able to access the Internet from the computer), run the following script: cscript C:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato For telephone activation (if you do not have access to the Internet), run the following command and follow the on-screen instructions: slui.exe The KMS host is now ready to be used by KMS clients for activation. Additional configuration is optional and will usually not be required.

16 To verify the activation by using command : Slmgr -dlv

17 Additional Technical Resources Office Activation Springboard Site IPSEC Server Isolation to protect KMS Hosts: Reference Guide for slmgr, registry, GPO, Event Log, WMI, Error Codes, etc.. Activation Error Codes Office 2010 blog entry for Volume Activation Office 2010 volume activation deployment guide FDC21FE8D965&displaylang=en Top activation issues reported to CSS

18 Activation is required for all volume editions of Microsoft Office 2010 client Customers need to decide between MAK, KMS and Token (highly secure disconnected environments) Office and Windows use the same activation technology Summary

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