Activating MS Office 2013 ProPlus via KMS running on the same server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Given: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit, all the latest security updates applied.

    KMS service set up and running, all the recommended updates applied (to handle possible activation issues for Windows 8 etc)

    Microsoft Office 2013 Standard deployed on the server mentioned above and on workstations on intranet, volume licensing in effect (proper KMS key for activation of Microsoft Ofice 2013 has been entered).

    Problem: I can't activate MS Office 2013 installation running on the same server where KMS service is being run.

    There are no entries in KMS event log related to this failure.

    Everything was restarted, reinstalled etc several times already (including installing 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Office).

    Output of slmgr.vbs /dlv 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD:

    Windows Script Host
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17946
    Name: Office 15, KMSHostVL edition
    Description: Office 15, VOLUME_KMS channel
    Activation ID: 2e28138a-847f-42bc-9752-61b03fff33cd
    Application ID: 0ff1ce15-a989-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Extended PID: 55041-00206-234-486666-03-xxxx-xxxx.xxxx-xxxxxxx
    Installation ID: 01683679734050124078134659xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88342
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88343
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88345
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88344
    Partial Product Key: xxxxx
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
    Trusted time: 2/05/2015 10:00:12 AM
    Key Management Service is enabled on this machine
        Current count: 0
        Listening on Port: 1688
        DNS publishing enabled
        KMS priority: Normal
    Key Management Service cumulative requests received from clients
        Total requests received: 0
        Failed requests received: 0
        Requests with License Status Unlicensed: 0
        Requests with License Status Licensed: 0
        Requests with License Status Initial grace period: 0
        Requests with License Status License expired or Hardware out of tolerance: 0
        Requests with License Status Non-genuine grace period: 0
        Requests with License Status Notification: 0

    Output of cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    SKU ID: b13afb38-cd79-4ae5-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
    LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeStandardVL_KMS_Client edition
    ERROR CODE: 0x4004f00c
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0x4004f00c
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: GVGXT
            DNS auto-discovery: KMS name not available
            Activation Interval: 120 minutes
            Renewal Interval: 10080 minutes
            KMS host caching: Enabled
    Friday, February 6, 2015 5:36 PM