Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform: Protecting Software and Customers from Counterfeiters

The company announces innovative technology in Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” to reduce the risk of piracy and software tampering while improving software licensing.


Volume Activation 2.0 Webcasts


Title: Windows Vista Activation for Education customers

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General Whitepapers


White Paper: Microsoft’s Software Protection Platform: Innovations for Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” – Oct. 2006


Technical Guidance and Whitepapers

Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Guidance Overview

Published: November 1, 2006


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Volume Activation 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Provides planning, deployment, and operational guidance for activating volume editions of the Windows Vista operating system.


Volume Activation 2.0 FAQ: Provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0.


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Technical Attributes

Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 Technical Attributes



Learn more about the Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0



Get the Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0


Related Resources


Windows Vista

Windows Genuine Advantage

Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007

Microsoft Volume Licensing Web site


Activation 2.0 Support


Support is available through the Worldwide Activation Call Centers