Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 is a set of technical and policy solutions provided by Microsofts Software Protection Platform (SPP) that gives Microsoft customers more secure and easier methods to manage their volume license keys. Related Resources. May 22, 2013. This article contains information to help you resolve a Windows product activation problem. You may be prompted to activate Windows every. Details Microsoft Key Management Service (KMS) for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and later is part of Microsoft Windows Volume Activation 2.0. It allows enterprise users to host KMS on Windows Server 2003 to enable activation of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 using a KMS. Note that the same language versions must be used. Install Instructions Follow the Step-by-Step guide for scenario-specific installation instructions. IMPORTANT : The language version of the KMS package you are downloading must match the language version of the target Windows Server 2003 computer. Select Language: Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Dutch English French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese (Portugal) Russian Spanish Swedish Turkish Key Management Service 1.1 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and later enables enterprise customers to activate volume editions of Windows Vista. Additional Information Key Management Service for Windows 2003 is installed as a software update package. The document KMS for Windows 2003 Step-by-Step c (available only in English) is required reading in order to install and use Key Management Service for Windows 2003. Product Activation is controlled through the Activation tab of the MKS Toolkit control panel applet. For more. Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based. Systems. Running KMS version 1.1 in a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine. System Requirements Supported Operating System Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86 Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86 Windows Server 2003. KMS based activation allows enterprise customers to host a local service within their environment to enable activation of machines running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 volume editions within their environment, instead of activation directly with Microsoft. Jan 29, 2008. So, if anyone has a VM with either Vista, XP Pro or Windows 2003, and that machine. Temporarily Bypass Windows Server 2008 Activation. May 1, 2009. I have a machine that I m migrating from physical hardware to a VMWare server. It is Windows 2003 and the license key fell off the machine and. Computers that have been activated using KMS are required to reactivate by connecting to a KMS host at least once every 6 months. KMS keys are provided through Microsofts Volume Licensing System portals (MVLS, eOpen). Apr 16, 2009. Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86. OEM pre-activation can be preserved when Sysprep. exe is run to reseal the system using the.