Microsoft licensing service

Computers and softwareComputers and software

The Microsoft Key Management Service (KMS) provides enterprise volume activations for modern Microsoft Windows and Office products. KMS allows departments to install software that has been licensed under volume licensing, without a product key. Since all Windows and Office installations at UVic must have valid licenses, University Systems recommends that departments use KMS for most stationary university computers requiring Microsoft products.

Who can use this service?

  • Departments

How do I request this service?

Contact the Computer Help Desk to request KMS.

What is the cost for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Clearihue A037