KMS Licensing - super easy question

So MAK keys Im fine with, but with KMS…??

KMS Servers with the clients getting activations.

The key that client uses, is it a unique key to the company? Or can you use a GVLK key for the software?

I know the KMS host server needs a MS provided VLK key, it the client software key I’m interest in.

See link below for example, I would refer to technet, but they don’t have a nice list of GVLK keys.


Anyway when you deploy Windows 7, Office or whatever, do you package it up with a unique KMS key for that site, or do you use a GVLK and the KMS server does the rest?

I’ve only dealt with MAK keys, never had work with a KMS server yet.


Cheers for your thoughts.


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Posted by: SMal.tmcc 9 years ago
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there is a server key you get from MS and a general client key you put in the ans file to look for the KMS server.

see for a list of keys to use in your ans files


  • Cheers, I thought that was correct but google was unable to confirm (: - rileyz 9 years ago
    • It is allusive to find the KMS key list URL, that is why I posted it on ITNinja - SMal.tmcc 9 years ago

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