Overview:

Active Directory-Based activation uses your existing Active Directory infrastructure to host activation for Microsoft Office 2013 Volume-Licensed (VL) clients, through their connection to the domain.

Prerequisites:

Both on the host as well as client side, the Active Directory-Based activation requires either a Windows 8 VL computer or a WindowsServer 2012 computer.  It uses the same GVLK/KMS host key (CSVLK) pair that KMS activation uses.  It also requires the installation of Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack.

Installation:

STEP 1: Download the Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack from the Microsoft Download Center (MSDL) site.

 

STEP 2: Double-click the downloaded EXE to run it:

 

STEP 3: Once the EXE finishes running, you will see theVolume Activation Tools wizard pop-up:

 

STEP 4: On the next screen, choose Active Directory-Based Activation:

 

STEP 5: Next enter the KMS host (CSVLK) key and optionally give it a name:

 

STEP 6:Choose activation method, online or phone:

 

STEP 7: Activation Succeeded: