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Understanding Product Key Types Listed in Subscriber Downloads
No key is needed to install this product.
This key allows multiple activations and is used for retail builds of the product. In many cases, 10 activations are allowed per key, though often more are allowed on the same machine.
You can use the same key to activate multiple copies of the software. MAKs are generally used with Volume Licensing builds of a product. Typically you will only be provided one MAK for a given edition of a product.
Static Activation Key
A key is required for installation of the product, but the key does not require activation, so it can be used for any number of installations.
This custom key provides special actions to activate or install.
This is a multiple activation key.
This is an Original Equipment Manufacturer key that allows multiple activations.
AA Retail Key
This retail key is for Academic Alliance programs and allows one activation. These keys are issued in batches.
AA Lab Key
This lab use key is for Academic Alliance programs and allows multiple activations.
AA MAK Key
This is a multiple activation key for Academic Alliance program customers.
AA VA 1.0
This volume license key (VA 1.0) is for Academic Alliance programs and allows multiple installations.