I found MAK keys for server 2008

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  1. Sergej

    Sergej MDL Novice

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    #21 Sergej, Jul 7, 2008
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    Yeah, reginakampher's opinion is absolutely right.
    The MAK system's got NO relation with SLIC.
    They are, say, different "distributions" of OS.
    This means if you've got activated your os via MAK you've not got to get it installed with SLIC and v.v.
     
  2. pajdek

    pajdek MDL Novice

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    Cant activate anymore

    When i tried to activate with each key i got a message box that the license is used up or somethnik similar.

    As Yen said: "If the use of volume-licensed media is not controlled, excessive activations result in a depletion of the activation limit"

    So these keys has reached its activation limit.
     
  3. pajdek

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    #24 pajdek, Jul 7, 2008
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    Could you post link on kez website where the info was written coz i cant find tokens.dat inside iso image so cant replace it
     
  4. reginakampher

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  5. pajdek

    pajdek MDL Novice

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    Just installed on vmware, dont work :(
     
  6. The.Watcher

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    #27 The.Watcher, Jul 11, 2008
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    That's what I thought, I understood KMS activation requiring a server. But upon reading the whole "asus certificate" comment in the 1st post kind of threw me off..
     
  7. Shadowchaser

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    Ok, i will try to explain some differences between MAK and KMS (hope in easy words).

    Every time you deploy a new Vista machine with MAK, you have to take care of its activation afterwards. You can deploy the MAK with the Vista image, but you’ll always need an extra step for activating your Vista machines. KMS is easier to handle here. Once your KMS infrastructure stands, you don’t have to think about activation during the deployment process.

    Every MAK allows only a limited number of activations. This number is dependent on the number of licenses you purchased. If you increase the number of Vista clients, you have to increase your possible MAK activations, too. But this is not the only problem. It is quite probable that you will need more MAK activations than the licenses at hand. For instance, if you have to reinstall a machine, you have to activate it again which decreases the number of times you can use this MAK.

    The same applies to test installations. If you used up all your possible activations, you’ll have to contact Microsoft again. It will, then, depend on their goodwill if they allow you activations that are more than the number of purchased licenses. With KMS, you won’t have this problem since the KMS host can activate an infinite number of Vista clients.

    Conclusion i see is (after pajdek wrote that it wont work anymore), MAK activation is not a usable way in this case. For KMS installation i refer to my previous post.


    greetz from Shadowchaser
     
  8. angelofdeath

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    sorry i rechecked the burned iso .. the install.wim had different token.dat .. i have build another iso agian .. checked it .. and now trying in again on my virtual pc .. will post the results !
     
  9. pajdek

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    yup the tokens.dat cheat wont work unless u have the same hardware
     
  10. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Thats why it will work on a Virtual PC install as it always is ssen as the same hardware :)
     
  11. t3nk3n

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    The token file most likely looks at the motherboard and chipset.
     
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  12. reginakampher

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  13. willko

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    How can I find out the current value of Activation Hardware Tolerance variable?

    Guessing, but I think I've got 1 point left :eek:

    TIA!
     
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  14. t3nk3n

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    As long as you match the same motherboard and chipset, should workaround the MAK key activation hardware tolerance.
     
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  15. Suicide Solution

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  16. cpcw2008

    cpcw2008 MDL Novice

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    why hide key?