Microsoft To Enforce Volume License Key Compliance For Vista, Longhorn

Microsoft Key management server under development. Enterprise customers can forget about the honor system Microsoft has in place for reporting Windows licenses they consume. — Starting with the release of Vista and "Longhorn" Windows server next year, customers will be required to register their volume license keys (VLK) with Microsoft within 30 days of acquisition […]

Microsoft Key management server under development. Enterprise customers can forget about the honor system Microsoft has in place for reporting Windows licenses they consume. — Starting with the release of Vista and "Longhorn" Windows server next year, customers will be required to register their volume license keys (VLK) with Microsoft within 30 days of acquisition and report their license usage on a monthly basis, executives said.

"We are making changes to the process to Vista and a new approach to VLK licensing," Mike Sievert, corporate vice president of Windows client marketing for Microsoft told CRN during a recent interview. "We're training our enterprise customers and we'll do some key management for customers that's more automated and makes reporting easier." Continue reading…

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Microsoft to Enforce volume License Key for Vista and Lognhorn