The keys are assigned to your organization and are for exclusive use. You may be held responsible for unauthorized use of VKKs issued under your agreement, so make sure you keep your keys safe and do not pass them on to unauthorized persons. If you are using the VLSC, you should check and update the user`s permissions regularly. A KMS key is used to activate the KMS host computer with a Microsoft activation server and can activate up to six KMS hosts with 10 activations per host. Each KMS host can activate an unlimited number of computers. Volume activation is a product activation technology used to activate Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 for embedded systems, and Office 2013. It allows volume license customers to automate the activation process in a way that is transparent to end users. Volume activation applies to systems covered by a volume licensing program and is used exclusively as an activation tool. it is in no way related to the counting or invoicing of licenses. License compliance and asset management are independent of key activation. Customers should not use the keys provided under a specific license ID (agreement, registration, partner company, or license) only for the use of the licenses listed under that license ID.
This flexibility allows customers to centrally manage their deployment image using either specific keys for agreements/licenses or a key set for all. KMS keys are no longer allocated in advance to open agreements, as the use of multiple activation keys (MAK) is the preferred activation method. Yes. Re-imaging rights are granted to all Microsoft volume license customers. For more information, see Active Directory-based Activation Overview. The VLSC offers an option to download your Product Keys to a local file to use later. When you download from the Downloads and Keys page, the file contains all the volume license keys related to agreements in your VLSC profile. However, if you download the keys from the license-specific ID view on the Relational Summary page, the file contains only the keys associated with the license ID displayed. . . .