KMS or MAK that is the question RRS feed

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  • Let me give a little scenario to why the question has come up.

    We are a 3000 user based company with XP SP1,SP2,  x32 and x64 machines.

    We hope to start deploying some Vista machines around November or December of 2008.
    In the meantime, I am starting to create some vista images to test using Virtural machines..

    Problem is I will not have 25 physical Vista machines to get the KMS Server to start activating Vista Enterprise machines...

    From what I have read, if their is a possiblity that a machine will be sysprepped a few times or moved between different platforms than a KMS license key is the way to go.  But the problem is my virtual machines will not count toward the 25 machine count.

    And as far as the 25 machine count goes, do the 25 machines have to be connected at all times to keep the KMS server going or do I just need to get 25 physical machines into the KMS database.

    Any help or input is appreciated..


    Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:45 PM