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    Best to use KMS or MAK on image?

    Just preparing our images for next year and installed Office as I used to with 2007 not thinking about the change to KMS for 2010

    Looks like KMS seems like the way we have to go so I guess we'll have to change the key on the Office installation (already set to a MAK key at the moment) then run

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    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPREARM.EXE
    before we capture the image?

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    I would go KMS, i recently set it up and it was easy. I used this video

    Set Up an Office 2010 KMS Host - Windows Video Demo | TechNet

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    I tbh wouldnt think capturing an activated MAK would work as it would require reactivation after build.
    KMS is easy to get going and much simpler too.

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    KMS definately - as MAK keys are "per installation" not "Per Device"

    EG: 20 Pcs each with Office 2010 = 20 MAK keys used
    if 5 of those PCs need to be rebuilt = 25 MAK Keys used
    if those same 5 PCs need to be rebuilt again = 30 MAK keys used...

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