Microsoft Activation Configuring SRV Entries

How to configure the necessary SRV entries in Microsoft Windows DNS server for automatic KMS discovery

Open up the DNS Control Panel in the "Administrative Tools".

Select Start-Administrative Tools-DNS from the Windows Desktop

Browse to the Forward Lookup Zone for your domain, and then click on the "_tcp" node. In the right pane, right click the mouse and choose "Other New Records…" from the menu.

In the DNS Control Panel, select the _tcp node for the Forward Lookup Zone for your domain.

Microsoft Volume Activation at UCLA

Microsoft has rolled-out a new type of product activation called Volume Activation (VA) for products such as Office , Windows and Windows Server. 

PLEASE NOTE:  These mechanisms are not yet required to use other Microsoft products, but Microsoft has stated that it is their plan to require this for other products in the future.

Is Participation in the MCCA Right for My Department?

The Microsoft Campus Consolidated Agreement (MCCA) allows departments to license Microsoft products on an annual basis, meaning continued use of the products acquired through MCCA requires annual payments. MCCA Faculty and Staff Licenses and some MCCA Online products are licensed based upon the numbers of faculty and staff (Knowledge Workers) in a department rather than the number of computers the department possess.