How to uninstall Office 2010 and move to Office 2013 (Click to Run or Volume License)

There are three options for upgrading to Office 2013: •In-place upgrade – The earlier version of Office, such as Office 2010, is still installed on computers and we install Office 2013 on top of it. •Uninstall upgrade – The earlier version of Office, such as Office 2010, is first uninstalled before we install Office 2013. •New…

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You cannot open or create Office documents in SharePoint 2013 with Office 2010 and Office 2013 Products installed.

If your environment has Office 2010 installed and you install parts of or all of Office 2013, for example Lync 2013, you will not be able to open or create a new Office document from the SharePoint document library. You will get a blank page displayed instead and may see the following URL links: ms-word:nft|u|http://o15psvr:8080/Shared…

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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 Office 2010 with a MAK key and have it perform an automatic activation attempt after install (Part Deux)

In a previous Office Deployment Support Team Blog post, we explained how to automatically activate Office 2010 by using a customized config.xml file and setting element/property, AUTO_ACTIVATE. This blog post will expand on that a bit and explain how to perform the same actions using an MSP file created with the Office Customization Tool (OCT). NOTE: Adding…


Office 2010 Service Pack 1 and version 2 of the Office 2010 policy templates/OCT files now available for download

The 32 and 64-bit versions of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010 are now available! Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 32-bit Editionhttp://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26622 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 64-bit Editionhttp://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26617 See the following Knowledge Base articles for an overview of Service Pack 1 improvements and technical details: KB2460049 Description…


How to perform an uninstall-upgrade to Office 2010

  There are a few upgrade options available when planning to move to Office 2010 from a previous version. Microsoft has a technet article that touches on these various options here: Plan an upgrade to Office 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624354.aspx There are three options for upgrading to Office 2010: In-place upgrade The earlier version of Office, such…

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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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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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