how can I tell if I have a KMS or MAK

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by piercekalton, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    I believe what I have here w/ this install is MAK key

    is there a way to find out if it is KMS or MAK?

    also can I activate MAK key on more than 1 PC at the same time?
     
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    has anyone seen the above error before? I really have no idea what is causing it.

    what does "out-of-tolerance grace period" mean?

    FYI: this problem is due to a hardware change
     
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    #6 piercekalton, Oct 24, 2011
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    no I mean the error with office activation as pictured. the error with VAMT has to do with Sabre's tool and is not pictured.

    right, because of a hardware change.

    shouldn't I be able to re-activate from within Office after a hardware change if it is MAK key?

    won't EZ activator default to KMS if there's a problem? that is not what I want to happen. I want to get the MAK to work properly.
     
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    #8 piercekalton, Oct 24, 2011
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    how do I fix it?
     
  8. Sabresite

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    If it uses the same method as Windows 7 to determine hardware, then having a different MAC Address & Hard Drive serial is enough to trigger it. Mac Address is 3 points, and Hard Drive serial is 1 point, and there is a 3 point threshold before you are required to reinstall/activate with the key.
     
  9. piercekalton

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    thanks everyone for the help, I've given up on this project.