How to check the activation type and status of Office 2010 installations

Use the following steps to see detailed information about what type of activation your Office 2010 installation us using and what the status of your activation is. Open an administrative level command prompt. Navigate to the Office14 folder: 32bit Office on 64bit OS – “cd \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14” 32bit Office on 32bit OS and…

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Managing Office 2010 Activations using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT 2.0)

If you are deploying volume editions of Office 2010 using KMS or MAK activation, the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 can be used to manage activation for these products. In this video I walk you through using VAMT 2.0 to activate Office 2010 installations and manage Office 2010 product keys. If you haven’t already…


Guidance on installing a second KMS host for Office in an environment that has an existing KMS host for Windows.

Volume license editions Office 2010 support KMS activation. If your environment has an existing KMS host for activating Windows you have a few ways of activating Office 2010 using a KMS host: Use your existing Windows KMS host and add Office KMS support to it, if it is running a supported version of Windows (recommended)…


Office 2010 trial now available

Trial versions of Office 2010 Home and Student and Office 2010 Professional are available for download today. Get your copy here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/try-office-2010-FX101868838.aspx?WT.mc_id=MiG_HomePage


How to uninstall Office 2007 SP2 using the 2007 Office SP Uninstall Tool

SP2 for Office 2007 is the first service pack for Office client that can be uninstalled. We have a great technical reference available on the Office 2007 Resource Kit (ORK) website that covers SP2 uninstall in detail here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723551.aspx This blurb from the ORK article above is worth mentioning here before we start the uninstall…

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2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool are available for download.

If your planning on deploying SP2 for Office 2007 don’t forget to update the Office Customization Tool (OCT) and use the latest group policy files. These can both be downloaded as a single package from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=73d955c0-da87-4bc2-bbf6-260e700519a8&displaylang=en   One you have AdminTemplates.exe downloaded follow these steps to update the OCT. 1. Double-click AdminTemplates.exe and…

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Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Available Today

SP2 released to web for download today. We have a great KB article that contains links to all the downloads and description KB’s for each package. Check it out here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968170. SP2 contains a lot of great enhancements and fixes to Office 2007. Here are a few of them: Support for Open Document Format (ODF)…

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