Volume Activation Services

Mario 40 Reputation points

In my infrastructure I have Windows Server 2016 with the Volume Activation Services role configured and, as I understand it, a Windows Server 2016 key host is used. Now I incorporate W2019 server STD...

In my Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) I see that I have kms and mak keys corresponding to:

windows 2016 std

windows 2016 data center

windows 2019 std

windows 2019 data center

windows 10 enterprice 2016

windows 10 enterprice 2019

My question; Which of these keys do I use to configure the new Volume Activation Services role of my new server with Windows Server 2019? And if the answer is "windows 2019 standard", does this host key that I use have all the other keys embedded in it? to activate W10/11 and the other 2019 servers to create?

I have been told that to determine if a Key Management Service (KMS) host key is compatible with various versions of Windows Server, I should consult the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). But I can't find any details on that on the portal. Can you help me punctually where? Or should I ask Microsoft for that?

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  1. Darrell Gorter 1,471 Reputation points

    Hello Mario

    The Windows Server 2019 KMS host key will activate all the Windows KMS clients listed above.

    Here is the link to the activate which shows which Windows KMS host key will activate which Windows KMS Clients.


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  2. Hania Lian 11,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    This is the link you can contact VLSC support. They will give you professional help.


    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian


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