Windows CMID is returned by OSPP.VBS script when running Office 2013 on Windows 8

BACKGROUND: As part of Office 2010 and Office 2013 KMS activation, one important step is to ensure that each client computer has a unique CMID. When systems are created from an image on which the OSPPREARM.EXE was not run, each target system ends up with the same CMID and therefore the KMS Host count does not…


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…