Office 2010 volume activation scenarios available on TechNet

In addition to the how-to volume activation (VA) articles published as part of the Office Resource Kit (ORK), there are now several VA scenario articles. The scenarios focus on the most common use cases, providing granular examples of VA deployment. These use cases can assist you in determining the best approach to deploying VA (for example, which combination of VA methods to use – KMS and/or MAK) within your organization. For more information, see the scenario articles under Plan for volume activation of Office 2010.

Comments (8)

  1. DarrylMo says:

    Hi Bob,

    Please contact the support line at 1-800-936-4900.



  2. DarrylMo says:

    Hi Alistair –

    Sorry for any frustration around this, but there is an explicable reason. See Ted Way's explanation in…/8b05513a-92f0-48b9-936c-de6b89b09ff1

    Hope this helps,


  3. DarrylMo says:

    Hi Noel,

    After calling 1-800-936-4900, were you able to get assistance?



  4. Noel Harris says:

    I have purchased Office Pro Plus 2010, I cannot get any help as it keeps telling me that it has "encountered an error during set up", this gives me no option than to shut down the install and start again, which I have several times always the same result. Could you please let me know where somebody can help me to get over this problem. My OS is windows 7 professional

  5. bobw1 says:

    Recently purchased 2007 Home & Student which included free update to 2010. I cannot find link for down load canyou please help me?

  6. Alistair says:

    It may be worth highlighting the fact that even tho it’s perfectly valid to run a KMS for OS activation on 2008, (for some inexplicable reason) MS have decided not to support Office 2010 activiation on that platform!!!

    Despite the fact that Office 2010 "uses activation methods …based on the Software Protection Platform introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008".

    This is documented in the following article:

    "The 2010 Office system KMS host does not work on the original release of Windows Server 2008"

  7. ReneSto says:


    any idea how to integrate KMS for Office 2010 on a KMS from Windows 2012?



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