The following table lists the system requirements for the Volume Activation Management Tool host computer.

Computer and Processor

1 gigahetrz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor


512 megabytes (MB) RAM or higher

Hard Disk

1 gigabyte (GB) or more

External Drive

Removable Media (Optional)


1024x768 or higher resolution monitor


Connectivity to remote computers via Windows® Management Instrumentation (TCP/IP) and Microsoft® Activation Web Service on the Internet via HTTPS

Operating System

Windows XP SP2, Windows Server® 2003 Service Pack 1 or later, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. The Microsoft Management Console 3.0 is also required and must be separately installed prior to installing VAMT.

Additional Requirements

Volume Activation 2.0 Multiple Activation Key (MAK), KMS host key (CSVLK) or retail product keys. These are obtained from a Microsoft licensing portal or Product Activation call center.

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