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Volume License Activation (KMS)

The ZIM of the University of Potsdam offers a central 'Key Management Service' KMS. The KMS service finds its application in the activation for Microsoft licenses procured centrally by ZIM. Operating systems, Office and server licenses can be activated via the central KMS service.

Generally, when you procure the products listed below, ZIM will send you the installation medium or the download link and the activation files. You can access the software store here: .

For individual consulting and inquiries about the service, please contact us with subject "Volume License Activation" via e-mail: zim-softwareuni-potsdamde .

Supported Microsoft Systems

  • Office Standard and Professional Plus
  • Office 2013 (end of support Apr. 11th 2023)
  • Office 2016 (end of support Okt. 14th 2025)
  • Office 2019
  • Office 2021
  • Visio Standard and Professional
  • Project Standard and Professional
  • Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise
  • Windows 11 Professional and Enterprise
  • Server 2012 R2 (end of support Okt. 10th 2023)
  • Server 2016
  • Server 2019
  • Server 2022