You're right, this webcast is absolutely riveting.
Originally Posted by m25man
From what I've read, the update for 2003 servers with KMS 1.1 installed will be out August 11. So, I guess I will have to wait until then to activate my Win7 machine. Weird thing is, I have 3 days since installation, to activate it. I thought it was normally 30 days?
These 5/25 minimums for activation are going to be a PITA, me thinks.
KMS keys are 3 days as in theory your supposed to have a KMS server setup ready to be activated against. From what I understand of the KMS minimums if you have any Windows Server 2008 R2 boxes then the minimum count drops to 5 for 2k8R2 + W7 combined, whereas if you're only running W7 then you've got a minimum of 25.
Originally Posted by ces973
Vista Enterprise SP2 was also only in the software assurance section IIRC. The nice thing about Windows 7 is that Ultimate and Enterprise have the same features this time, where Vista enterprise had some missing features (DVD playback, media center, Movie Maker HD etc).
While I had Valid SA to request Vista Ulitmate licenses the individual keys for machines made it worthless.
It's 3 days until "Automatic Activation" after that you get 27 Days to activate it manually
Originally Posted by Soulfish
it'll keep prompting you with a balloon to activate it and everyso often it will interrupt logon with a dialog to force activation or (after a delay) later