Server 2016 Volume Activation Management Tool and MAK licenses

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How can I install VAMT on a server 2016 to use MAK licenses rather than KMS licenses.  If I try to use Server Manager add roles and start VAMT, I don't see an option to use MAK licenses, only KMS.  Am I missing something here.  Do I need to install VAMT 3.1 from the Windows 10 kit instead?
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You cannot centrally activate machines using MAK.  That's what KMS does.  MAK is done per machine on an individual basis.

Yes VAMT can use WMI/RPC to help activate remotely via MAK, but it is not centralizing or doing the activation.

Also note that the server Volume Activation Service and related RSAT tool "Volume Activation Tool" is NOT VAMT. That lack of "M" in the acronym is important.  They serve different purposes.

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