As of June 1st, we are folding the Volume Activation Blog into the Springboard Series blog to ensure that IT pros can always get the key Windows information in one location. Today post is the final part in the series about using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to assist with managing tasks related to Windows activation. Sometimes you need to activate systems in disconnected networks, such as branch offices and high-security zones within a production environment. If you manage systems in such an environment, you may be wondering about product activation options.

You have several alternatives for activation in disconnected environments, explained in a white paper, Volume Activation in Disconnected Environments. One of the options uses VAMT proxy activation, with two VAMT consoles: one in the disconnected environment e.g., an isolated lab, and the other in a connected environment such as the core network.

We’ve detailed the step-by-step process. You can also download Activation in Disconnected Environments Using VAMT 2.0. Our example uses MAK keys, but you can also activate a KMS host or retail systems using product keys obtained through various programs such as volume licensing, MSDN and Microsoft Partner Network, using this process.

Our VAMT 2.0 blog series has highlighted many VAMT capabilities and benefits. We hope that you will download the tool and use it to centrally manage a variety of Windows activations and related tasks.

Check out all the VAMT info on the Volume Activation are on the Springboard Series here.