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Automated Activation of Office 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created the msp file to automate the installation. No problem so far. Now I would also like to automate the activation of Office 2007. For activating Windows 7, I use slmgr.vbs, and I would like something similar for Office 2007. Any ideas?
    • Moved by Sally Tang Monday, September 13, 2010 6:50 AM (From:Office 2007 Planning and Deployment)
    Friday, September 10, 2010 3:37 AM

Answers

  • If you are trying to activate Office 2010 you should follow the guidance Sally provided. If you are trying to activate Office 2007 you should know that volume licensed editions of Office 2007 do not require activation. Retail editions will require activation, and there aren't any tools available to help automate it. If you are deploying Office 2007 to a large number of computers you should be using VL software.


    Regards,
    Sean Francis
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Office Deployment Support Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/odsupport
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, September 17, 2010 9:05 AM
    Monday, September 13, 2010 8:29 PM

All replies

  • You can use the following methods to activate Office by using Office Activation Technologies, which are the same methods that are used for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and later versions of Windows. The kind of product key entered determines the activation method:

    • Key Management Service (KMS)   A computer serves as the KMS host, which requires an Office 2010 KMS host key to be installed and activated. This establishes a local activation service in your environment. Office 2010 client computers connect to the local KMS host for activation.
    • Multiple Activation Key (MAK)   With a MAK key, Office 2010 client computers activate online by using the Microsoft hosted activation servers or by telephone.
    • A combination of KMS and MAK   For example, desktop computers that are running Office 2010 will have the KMS client key installed, whereas portable computers that are running Office 2010 will have the MAK key installed.

    For details, see this article:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624349.aspx

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

     

    Monday, September 13, 2010 6:49 AM
  • If you are trying to activate Office 2010 you should follow the guidance Sally provided. If you are trying to activate Office 2007 you should know that volume licensed editions of Office 2007 do not require activation. Retail editions will require activation, and there aren't any tools available to help automate it. If you are deploying Office 2007 to a large number of computers you should be using VL software.


    Regards,
    Sean Francis
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Office Deployment Support Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/odsupport
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, September 17, 2010 9:05 AM
    Monday, September 13, 2010 8:29 PM