Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) technical reference
The Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) lets you automate and centrally manage the Windows, 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. VAMT can be installed on any computer that has a supported Windows OS version.
VAMT is designed to manage volume activation for all currently supported versions of Windows, Windows Server, and Office.
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.
|Describes how to activate a client computer by using various 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.