Happy 2011 to all!
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)
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 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.
Excellent -- saved me a headache. THANK YOU!