While attempting to activate your Office 2010 in your environment you find that the machine fails to activate with the following error:
These errors can indicate a permissions issue in the registry and/or other operating system issues.
If you encounter a 0x8007000D error during the Office 2010 activation process, it is advised that you check Device Manager. To access Device Manager, use any of the following methods:
• Right-click My Computer, click Manage, and then click Device Manager.
• Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
• Click Start, click Run, and then type devmgmt.msc
• Type the following command at a command prompt:
If Device Manager is blank when opened, Office activation problems may be the result of an underlying operating system issue which is the subject of the following articles:
In many cases, after running the Fixccs.exe file which is related to the KB953979 hotfix, Device Manager functionality is restored and subsequent attempts to activate Office 2010 are successful.
Alternatively, the following steps may resolve 0x8007000D errors:
#1 Download and install Subinacl from:
#2 Download and save the file attachment at the bottom of this blog post. Extract activationfix.bat from the .zip file and save it to the root of c:\
#3 Open an elevated command prompt window and enter a command similar to the following
Syntax : at TIME c:\activationfix.bat
With this command note that you need to replace “TIME” with a time in the future in 24:00 format. For example, if your system clock currently says it is 11:00 AM you could use the following command:
Usage Example: at 11:02 c:\activationfix.bat
If your system clock shows that it is currently 4:00 PM you could use the following command:
Usage Example: at 16:02 c:\activationfix.bat
After you have run the “AT” command with a specified time in the future (minute or two will do the trick) you will now need to wait for that time to pass.
*Note* If you open taskmanager and sort by name, you should see subinacl.exe run as system briefly when the time specified is reached.
After the time that you specified in the “AT” command has passed, Reboot the machine, then attempt your Office 2010 activation attempt again.
#4 Cleanup. Hopefully you were able to activate Office 2010 after following these instructions. You can now uninstall Subinacl via Add/remove programs, and delete c:\activationfix.bat.