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…


Multiple Exchange accounts created in Outlook 2010 with existing Outlook profiles after upgrading from an earlier Office version using a custom MSP

  7/19/2011 UPDATE: This issue has been addressed in the Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the Office Customization Tool (OCT).   To prevent multiple Exchange accounts from being created in one profile when you upgrade users to Outlook 2010, you must download and use the Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of the OCT, which…

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)…


When attempting to install Office 2010 from a precached source the following error occurs: “The language of this installation package is not supported by your system”

  This error can occur when attempting to upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2010 and you are installing Office 2010 from the MSOCache. To reproduce this behavior:  Install Office 2007. Then use the following procedure to deploy the local installation source before you plan to install Office 2010. (Precache) To deploy the local installation…


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:


When activating Office 2010 you receive the ERROR CODE: 0x80070005

  While attempting to activate your Office 2010 clients in your environment you find that some of your machines fail to activate against KMS with the following ERROR CODE: 0x80070005. If you run OSPP.VBS to attempt activation and you may receive an error similar to the following: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14>cscript ospp.vbs /act —Processing————————– ————————————— Installed…