What is a volume:CSVLK license?

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  1. yngdiego

    yngdiego MDL Member

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    #1 yngdiego, Jan 8, 2010
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    I ran our 2008/R2 keys through a PID checker and they came back as:

    Volume:CSVLK

    which is: CSVLK - Microsoft Customer Support Volume License Key

    What type of activation do these keys need? Our W7 keys came back as Volume:MAK.
     
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    frwil MDL Addicted

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    CSVLK are KMS-host keys, for on-line (or phone) activation throigh MS.
    Each key can activate 6 different machines, real or virtual.
    Machines, activated with CSVLK keys, become KMS-hosts and can activate clients if they use GVLK key.
     
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    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    Then, What is a GVLK, please?
     
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    sebus MDL Guru

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    KMS Client (G stands for Group)

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  6. yngdiego

    yngdiego MDL Member

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    Thanks guys! Makes perfect sense.