How do I do a MAK activation instead of a KMS activation for Windows Server 2008?
Posted on 2009-07-01
I have an activation key from our account on the MS Vol Licensing site for a new W2K8 server It's a MAK-B key for Windows Server 2008 Ent Ed. When I do the "Activate Now" function in the Control Panel, System applet, I get an error message back stating that our KMS server won't accept the activation. I understand the problem (thanks EE!). As it turns out, the only other Windows Server 2008 box in our network is our KMS server, and my new box is trying to register with it. How to I get my new box to ignore the KMS server and take the MAK key directly to Microsoft? TIA