If you have previously installed a trial version of Visual Studio 2010, the software can be upgraded to the full version with your Volume Licensing key, without the need to reinstall the software. For full instructions on how to activate Visual Studio 2010 with your key, click here. If you have not installed a trial version and/or will be installing the full version of this product, available on VLSC, no key needs to be entered.
How do I get my key?
Server Setup keys are used to "unlock" the product.
There are two ways to obtain these setup keys:
For products that are available for download from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC ) Web site, the setup key is provided on the download screen.
Microsoft Activation Center. You can call the Activation Call Center to obtain the setup keys you need. When you call, you will be asked to provide Volume Licensing agreement information and proof of purchase.
I need more help. Where do I go?
Please visit Microsoft Help and Support for a variety of product support options. For support related to product keys and activation, call your Microsoft Activation Center.