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implementing ADBA (active directory-base activation)

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Hello

 

We will implementing ADBA service to activate our Windows 10 machines.

 

What will happen to other servers (2019,2012R2) that are already activated with a MAK key ?

 

thanks for your help

3 Replies

 

Hi @Charles-André Bélanger,

 

You can use MAK keys and KMS keys together in your organization.

 

MAK and KMS CombinationMAK and KMS Combination

 

Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/products-keys-faq

 

Also, you can use Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to manage your volume activations which using Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs) or the Windows Key Management Service (KMS)

 

Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/volume-activation/volume-activation-management-t...

 

 

thanks for your answer,

 

so any computers that is already activated with a MAK key, will not try to reactivate itself agains the ADBA service 

best response confirmed by Charles-André Bélanger (Contributor)
Solution

 

Hi @Charles-André Bélanger,

 

Yes. Computers which activated with a MAK license key don't need to activate via KMS server.

 

Even if you delete the license key from the computer licensed with the MAK license key and license those computers via the KMS server, your number of MAK license keys don't increase.