Volume Activation 2.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Volume Activation 2.0, the new method of activation designed for volume license customers, is a set of technical and policy related solutions provided by Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform. Volume Activation (VA) 2.0 is a configurable solution that helps IT professionals automate and manage the product activation process of Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 systems licensed under volume licensing. VA 2.0 helps manage and increase the protection of volume license keys in both managed and unmanaged environments. VA 2.0 eliminates the use of product keys at the time of software installation and enables better protection and management of customer-specific product keys through new and enhanced activation management tools. Volume Activation 2.0 should be integrated into Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 deployment.

For information covering Planning, Deployment and Operations of Volume Activation 2.0, go to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/volumeactivation

To download the Volume Activation 2.0 documentation, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75674.

To see a demo of Volume Activation 2.0 including activation options, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=104707.

Volume Activation 2.0 is integrated with Microsoft Deployment solutions.