Thursday, November 29, 2012 3:47 PM
We have a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Ed. Hyper-V server running Windows Server 2012 Std. VMs. We have a MAK license key for the Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Ed. When I attempt to Activate the Windows Server 2012 Std. VMs, it fails. I thought that Datacenter Ed. allows licensing for unlimited Windows VMs? Doug
Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:36 PM
Since windows 2008 R2, many users encountered the same problem with MAK. So, with Windows 2012 Datacenter Ed you will be able to put an unlimited number of VMs under your HyperV server. So, the best way is to contact Microsoft Activation Center in your country to make an end to your problem. And I'am sure that they will provide to you an answer.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:09 PMKMS really is much, much easier to manage for a corporate environment. Yes, there are some situations where MAK is useful, primarily in activating machines on isolated networks that do not have access to a KMS service.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 3:07 AMModerator
If you have any questions unclear, I suggest contacting Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center for detailed information. They are the best resource for such question. Your understanding is appreciated. Attach the link. Hope it helps.
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