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Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise

Description Windows Vista Enterprise will help keep PCs running smoothly and more securely. It also offers powerful new ways to organize, find, and share information while staying better connected.
Vendor Microsoft
Platform Windows. View system requirements.
Who can
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Campus Tech Only
Software Depot Installation Policy CSU, Long Beach participates in the CSU-Microsoft Campus Agreement. It is a program coordinated by Academic Technology Services. The license requires division, department or college technologists to install Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, on university-owned workstations. Contact your division, department or college technologist for assistance.
Ordering Faculty, staff and students may purchase Windows Vista Enterprise at the University Computer Store for personally owned computers used primarily for university business.


Volume Activation 2.0 (VA2) is a new volume license activation requirement for Microsoft products, including the Windows Vista operating system and Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn." It requires activation of each Windows Vista / Longhorn license acquired under a Volume License agreement. VA2 is designed to help increase protection and to help better manage the Volume License keys on campus.  VA2 provides two types of keys and three methods of activation which can be used for university owned computers.

Documents and Forms

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Microsoft Volume Activation Details and Activation Scenarios at CSULB  
Microsoft Volume Activation Architecture at CSULB    
Using KMS to Activate Microsoft Products at CSULB  
Troubleshooting MS Vista KMS activation at CSULB

Using KMS to Activate at CSULB in Word


Using KMS to Activate at CSULB in PDF

Campus-owned Computers

If software you download from Software Depot is in the ISO format and your CD-burning software does not support ISO images, OAT recommends downloading ISO Recorder. The ISO format can easily be duplicated for installation on your department's computers.

Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise is part of the CSULB Microsoft Campus Agreement Program. Activate the product using CSULB's volume license key ( serial number ) for this product during the installation process or during the migration.

The license key is displayed as part of the product details in Software Depot. Log in to Software Depot and then click on the "My Software" link in the upper left hand corner of the page. Click on the link labeled "Secure Download" for the product and activation code.

Personally-owned Computers

The University's Volume Licensing Media and keys may NOT be used for Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise installations on personally owned computers used primarily for university business. For those installations, faculty and staff must purchase a media kit from the bookstore.


Please submit questions, problems or suggestions regarding the Microsoft Windows Vista license.

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