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    Windows 7 License Question

    We are planning on upgrading to windows 7 after september but we are having some software installed on a certain machine and to install the software on XP then again on Win 7 will add more cost to the job.

    We will be licensed for Win 7 pro/enterprise as of 1st July but i dont know how to go about this. I only have 1 2008 server as i plan to upgrade the rest (well the majority) of the servers to 2008 R2 over the summer and i am not too sure if i can install a KMS server on a 2003 box or should i just install Win7 now and use a MAK key then convert over to a KMS key when im ready.

    What would other people do?

    Tim

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    A KMS server requires at least 25 clients (Any combination of Vista/7) try to activate against it before starts handing out licenses (5 for servers/office) so if you are only installing the one windows 7 machine for now, stick with a MAK key. You can always convert it later on if need be.

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    And yes you can install KMS on the 2003 server but as above there is no point unless you are planning on having 25 Vista/7 clients around to activate so that it starts handing out keys.

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    Thanks guys. I forgot about the 25 licenses before KMS kicks in.

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