What type of Volume Product key did you get?
There are two types of Volume key.
One which allows you to setup a KMS host server, which then allows your
other machines to activate. This is a KMS key and is allowed 6 activations
which is what it sounds like you have.
Open and elevated CMD prompt.
Run slmgr -dli
What is on these two lines:
Name: Windows(TM) Vista, Enterprise edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
The second type of Volume Key is a MAK which allows multiple activations
that differ per Volume License agreement which it sounds like the type you
were expecting to get.
The two lines of output from above from an activated machine, should tell
us which type of key you have.
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|> Subject: Re: My Enterprise License Code for 35 computers will only work
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|> Thanks, I'll try that and let you know how it turns out. In the
|> if anyone has any other suggestions I am very happy to hear them.
|> "mikeyhsd" wrote:
|> > might contact the MS rep that sold you the license for 35 computers.
|> > firstname.lastname@example.org
|> > "Heide" <Heide@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
|> > I've activated my Windows Vista product key (which was purchased not
|> > ago) on 6 of my 35 machines. I got to machine number 7 and it tells
|> > product key is not valid"
|> > Now, I have typed, re-typed, and re-typed this code on to 2
|> > machines and they both will not take it. However, the previous 6
|> > activated just fine.
|> > We're running vista business, on Dell Optiplex 740's.
|> > This should not be an issue. Now microsoft wants to charge me
|> > tech support for a problem I shouldn't be having.
|> > Does anyone have any suggestions as to work-arounds for this issue?
|> > All help will be GREATLY appreciated