Learn how KMS activation works in a domain environment to automatically activate windows with minimal administrative effort once configured. Learn what types of computers can serve as KMS hosts and how to input keys and configure the service as applicable.
- [Instructor] Windows installations need…to be activated when they are put into use.…Thus, when large companies opt for mass deployments…activating these deployments must be part of the solution.…One way to activate new Windows clients…is to use volume activation.…Volume activation lets volume licensing customers…automatically activate Windows clients.…When the company also implements a key management service,…or KMS, solution activation can be achieved in house.…Operating systems and Microsoft Office products…can also be activated.…
To implement a KMS solution the organization…must have a combination of at least five computers…or virtual machines to activate Windows server 2012…or 25 to active client computers running Windows 10.…These are called activation thresholds.…When planning for KMS, companies can use one machine…for the host, but they often use two for redundancy.…That host can be a client or server machine.…Computers will connect every 180 days…to verify they are still part of the domain…and to remain activated.…
- Choosing an upgrade or new installation
- Choosing a Windows 10 edition
- Creating installation media
- Installing Windows 10
- Upgrading Windows 10
- Configuring and managing device drivers
- Configuring the desktop
- Configuring notifications
- Configuring Cortana and Hyper-V
- Provisioning with Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer
- Using Active Directory-based activation
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Prepare for Installation
2. Perform the Installation
3. Configure and Manage Device Drivers
4. Perform Post Installation Tasks
5. Explore Enterprise Solutions
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