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Automatic VM Activation

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I know that in Windows Server 2016/2019 with the Hyper-V role you can activate with Automatic VM Activation (AVMA)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started-19/vm-activation-19
I can't see a way of doing it with ESXI or the Standalone Hyper-V Server product.

Has anyone tested this and achieved success in those 2 aforementioned scenarios? Or is it not possible
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Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
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The link you provided appears to answer your question.

AVMA requires a Microsoft Virtualization Server running Windows Server 2019 Datacenter, Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Have you looked at Active Directory Based Activation?
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It requires the Windows Integration services and as that is not available in vSphere, AVMA will not function.
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Active Directory Based Activation only replaces KMS