Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) Technical Reference
The Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) enables network administrators and other IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the Windows®, Microsoft® Office, and select other Microsoft products volume and retail-activation process. VAMT can manage volume activation using Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs) or the Windows Key Management Service (KMS). VAMT is a standard Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that requires the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0. VAMT can be installed on any computer that has one of the following Windows operating systems:
- Windows® 7 or above
- Windows Server 2008 R2 or above
Important VAMT is designed to manage volume activation for: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 (or later), Microsoft Office 2010 (or above).
VAMT is only available in an EN-US (x86) package.
In this section
|Introduction to VAMT||Provides a description of VAMT and common usages.|
|Active Directory-Based Activation Overview||Describes Active Directory-Based Activation scenarios.|
|Install and Configure VAMT||Describes how to install VAMT and use it to configure client computers on your network.|
|Add and Manage Products||Describes how to add client computers into VAMT.|
|Manage Product Keys||Describes how to add and remove a product key from VAMT.|
|Manage Activations||Describes how to activate a client computer by using a variety of activation methods.|
|Manage VAMT Data||Describes how to save, import, export, and merge a Computer Information List (CILX) file using VAMT.|
|VAMT Step-by-Step Scenarios||Provides step-by-step instructions for using VAMT in typical environments.|
|VAMT Known Issues||Lists known issues in VAMT.|