Improved output from the Ospp.vbs script available for KMS activation issues

A few weeks ago the following update containing a great improvement to the Ospp.vbs script was released: 2883036  August 12, 2014 update for Office 2013 KMS activation component So, the next time you are troubleshooting a KMS activation issue and run the Ospp.vbs script, please note the addition of two items to the output: A…

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Unable to KMS activate Office running on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

ISSUE: When attempting to activate Microsoft Office running on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 clients using KMS activation, the activation fails with an error code 0xC004F074. Running ospp.vbs /dstatus shows the following output: LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeProPlusVL_KMS_Client editionLICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15,VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channelLICENSE STATUS: —OOB_GRACE—ERROR CODE: 0x4004F00CERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that…

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How to setup Microsoft Office 2013 KMS Host on Windows Server 2008 R2

Overview: The KMS Host installation and activation process for Microsoft Office 2013 is similar to the one for Microsoft Office 2010. Prerequisites: Installation of the update that adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts is required for a successful installation of the KMS Host.  The update…

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Office KMS host setup error "0xC004F050 The software licensing service reported that the product key is invalid"

If you are attempting to set up an Office 2010 or Office 2013 KMS host by using the slmgr.vbs script, the “/ipk” switch, and a valid Office KMS host product key, the following error will occur: Error: 0xC004F050 The software licensing service reported that the product key is invalid Unlike Windows KMS host setup, Office…


How to install the Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

The current version of the Office 2010 KMS Host License Pack cannot be installed on machines running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. Attempts to do so will result the error, “Unsupported operating system”. 1/7/2013 UPDATE: The “Product activation failed” error that can occur when attempting to perform a phone activation of an Office 2010…


How to discover Office and Windows KMS hosts via DNS and remove unauthorized instances

When troubleshooting KMS configuration and activation issues, our customers are often surprised to find unexpected Windows or Office KMS hosts in their environment. By default, Windows and Office clients discover KMS hosts via DNS and a related _vlmcs SRV record. To determine whether a KMS client can locate a KMS host and/or whether undesired KMS…


Volume License editions of Visio 2010 install Premium edition by default

  KMS host key = This key is obtained from the VLSC. This is the key that you would use during the install of the KMS host when setting up a Office 2010 KMS server KMS Client Key = This is a generic key that is hardcoded into all of the Office 2010 client products….

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Office 2010 Activation errors – 0xC004F074 "…No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted" and 0xc004f050 "The Software Licensing service reported that the product key is invalid"

When launching Office 2010 applications, a message appears indicating that Office is not activated. Attempts to activate Office may result in the following error:   “Error 0xC004F074: The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional…


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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