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How to use command line to change/activate MAK product key for Office 2010 installation?

How to use command line to change/activate MAK product key for Office 2010 installation?

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Sometimes, we may not be able to launch UI/wizard to change or activate the MAK product key for Office 2010 installation successfully. For example, the UI/wizard just gets to hang or be blocked by something in the specific client machine environment.

We could consider/test to use the ospp.vbs script installed with Office 2010 to change/add the product key and activate Office 2010 on the machine. For relevant details, please refer to the following commands sample:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14>cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (Note: Where xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx is the Product Key.)

After the Product Key has been inputted, we can run the following command to activate it:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14>cscript ospp.vbs /act

For more details about the command options for the VBScript tool OSPP.VBS(Office 2010 Client Software License Management Tool), please refer to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.HTM”.

  • Accidently, I have the opportunity to test this command line method, it worked fine with the expected result.

  • Just a note

    On x64 the path would be "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14" if you are running 32bit Office

  • Simple solution but it perfectly works.

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Preview 15.0.4128.1014 (x64)

    File Location:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office15

    Is not working for me I am ruining windows 7 64Bite


    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15

  • will this also work for Project and Visio?

  • This is the only acceptable solution, if you unable to change product key from gui. Perfect!

  • Using OpenSSH client to connect to remote Windows command line, you can activate remotely Ms Office2010.

  • Worked for me

  • It's realy working......................................@

  • It's realy working......................................@

  • It works, but it doesn't update the key that is shown by software the query's the keys in use. Is there a way to make it update the key that is shown? When I query my PC's with PDQ Inventory, it still pulls back the old key. I have to hack the registry to get it to update the key that is shown

  • Works like a charm, I have used it multiple times so far.

  • F Microsoft

  • Excellent -- saved me a headache. THANK YOU!

  • my office dont support themethod can sumone help me activate my office plus it doesnt have the ospp file

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