Windows 10 Announcement

Microsoft has released Windows 10. With Windows 10, Microsoft is giving users greater choice in how they receive new features with the introduction of a long-term servicing branch (LTSB) and a current branch (CB) options.  Visit this link for an explanation and graphic.

MCCA contacts listed on the departmental records may request links from SHI. The UCLA Campus KMS (Key Management Server) is ready to activate all editions of Windows 10.

Current MCCA subscribers can use any volume license edition of Windows 10 - Education, Pro, or Enterprise. There is no benefit to using Enterprise Edition over Education Edition, unless one has a requirement for LTSB.  Users will have the option of installing the Windows 10 Enterprise OS with the LTSB option.  

Although the links from SHI will come with a MAK (Multiple Activation Key) we would like to take this opportunity to remind folks that for machines that are on campus and regularly connected to the campus network (at least once every 90 days) activation via the UCLA Campus KMS is the best method.

**IMPORTANT** If you intend on having an installation activate against the UCLA Campus KMS, do NOT enter the MAK key shown in the download directions from SHI.  For machines that are being upgraded to Windows 10 and formerly activated via the KMS, there should be no need to enter any activation key – the upgraded machine should continue to activate against the campus KMS.  If you have entered the MAK key while upgrading and now wish to switch to KMS activation, please view the information at Generic Volume License Keys for KMS and Active Directory activation.  Here are complete directions on how to activate via the KMS .