Office 2010/Office 2013 CLI Product Activation

Many times, Open License versions of Office 2010/2013 will install without ever prompting you for a product key, defaulting to the 30 or 60 day trial mode. Couple of quick commands that can tell you what’s up with a user’s Office installation.

1. Determine Your MS Office Configuration

32bit OS:
Office 2010 (32bit) – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
Office 2013 (32bit) – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15

64bit OS:
Office 2010 (32bit) – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
Office 2010 (64bit) – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
Office 2013 (32bit) – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
Office 2013 (64bit) – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15

 

2. Check MS Office Activation Status

  • Open an administrative level command prompt.
  • Change directory to the Office14/Office15 folder:

cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14”

  • Run the query status command:

cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

  • The license name and/or license description gives the license type for Office, while license status shows activation status of Office 2010.

 

3. Input Activation Key

cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX



4. Force Key Activation With Microsoft

cscript ospp.vbs /act



5. Grab a beer.

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