Windows Server MAK (Multiple Activation Key) is a type of volume license key that enables an organization to activate multiple installations of Windows Server on multiple computers without having to activate each installation separately. MAK volume license keys are designed for organizations that have a large number of computers and need to activate Windows Server on those computers.
MAK volume license keys are obtained through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and are valid for a specific number of activations. The number of activations allowed by a MAK key depends on the type of license agreement the organization has with Microsoft. The activations are consumed each time a new computer is activated using the MAK key.
MAK volume license keys are ideal for organizations that have computers that are not always connected to the internet, as they do not require an internet connection to activate Windows Server. MAK keys can also be used in conjunction with Key Management Service (KMS) activation, which requires a connection to a KMS server.
MAK volume license keys can be activated using the following methods:
- Online activation – requires an internet connection and is the easiest way to activate Windows Server using a MAK key.
- Telephone activation – if online activation is not possible, a telephone activation can be used to activate Windows Server using a MAK key.
- Proxy activation – allows an organization to activate Windows Server on a computer that is not connected to the internet by using a computer that is connected to the internet as a proxy.
In summary, Windows Server MAK volume license is a type of license key that enables organizations to activate multiple installations of Windows Server on multiple computers without having to activate each installation separately. MAK keys can be obtained through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center and can be activated online, via telephone, or proxy activation.