Microsoft Volume Licensing

we have software assurance aggreement with microsoft and just downloaded certain softwares and keys. now i would like to know which product key to be used as there are two mentioned
MAK - 0/500 and KMS 0/0

please let me know what are the differences and which one to be used

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kurajeshSenior Systems AnalystAsked:
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Bijesh SCommented:
If you use MAK key and activate the product in a computer ,one license for the product will be activated permanemtly . If you use KMS The KMS server will check whether the host is still using the license in every 150 days and if the license is not in use the server will pull the license back  and you can use that license for another computer .
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kurajeshSenior Systems AnalystAuthor Commented:

we have approximately 100 systems in our network and my query is do i need to install manually the license (going to install office 2010) in all 100 systems or any automation can be done

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ComsycoCommented:
If you install all the software you can assign the keys and activate using http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=11936 from a single machine.
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Bijesh SCommented:
You can install Volume Activation Management tool in a server  and automate the license installation.
If you use KMS no need to enter a product key .
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624349.aspx
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Bijesh SCommented:
You will get more information on automated activation here.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772269.aspx
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kurajeshSenior Systems AnalystAuthor Commented:
the links provided are really helpful, we will be doing this activity earlier next month. thanks a lot
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