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Volume activation service failure

  1. #1


    Michael Skarum Guest

    Volume activation service failure

    Not sure if this is the right place, but I try here.

    My company has a volume license agreement and I'm (as the only one) testing
    Vista.

    Today I got the following error:

    [Window Title]
    Volume activation service failure

    [Main Instruction]
    The Key Management Service does not have enough computers registered at this
    time.

    [Content]
    If you continue to see this error message contact your system administrator
    or technical support department for assistance.

    [Close]

    Any ideas what's wrong?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Volume activation service failure

    It means what it says - KMS has a minimum number of Vista copies that must
    be active and you are below that minimum. Contact your VL supplier or MS
    dealer for options.

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    "Michael Skarum" <Michael Skarum@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C87752F5-CC9B-4993-B37E-C7802371EB6C@xxxxxx

    > Not sure if this is the right place, but I try here.
    >
    > My company has a volume license agreement and I'm (as the only one)
    > testing
    > Vista.
    >
    > Today I got the following error:
    >
    > [Window Title]
    > Volume activation service failure
    >
    > [Main Instruction]
    > The Key Management Service does not have enough computers registered at
    > this
    > time.
    >
    > [Content]
    > If you continue to see this error message contact your system
    > administrator
    > or technical support department for assistance.
    >
    > [Close]
    >
    > Any ideas what's wrong?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3
    williwaw's Avatar
    Join Date : Nov 2008
    Posts : 1
    Windows 2008 x64
    Local Time: 23:12


     

    Re: Volume activation service failure

    I just had the same issue under W2K8.

    Open the "control panel\system" and re-introduce your product key using the link "Change product key". If necessary use the phone activation, it works fine.

    Regards,

    Williwaw

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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