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Identify licensing server and license type of Office products RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was asked to find the KMS server in use for our terminalservers, and if the Office license they use is a SPLA license...

    I have located the KMS server, and got this info out from it

    Name: Office 15, KMSHostVL edition
    Description: Office 15, VOLUME_KMS channel

    Name: Office 16, Office16KMSHostVL_KMS_Host edition, Office16KMSHostVL_KMS_Host edition
    Description: Office 16, VOLUME_KMS channel, VOLUME_KMS channel

    Name: Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition
    Description: Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel

    But, I cannot find articles online that tell me how to identify the SPLA licences. Is that possible to see from the output I posted? How do I proceed? Maybe VOLUME_KMS channel does not tell nothing more than that we use some kind of Volume License agreement, which there are many to choose from, am I right?

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi Freddy,

    I'm afraid the keys could not be identified through the output on KMS server.

    You may contact MS to check your license agreement with MS.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Marked as answer by CesarTabares Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:31 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi Cesar,

    As far as I know, the key installed on KMS server are KMS host keys, not SPLA.

    I suggest you consult a trained MS license specialist for help:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Licensing/existing-customer/activation-centers.aspx 

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, June 24, 2016 9:19 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by CesarTabares Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:30 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by CesarTabares Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:31 AM
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:39 AM
  • I read somewhere that KMS is only an activation method, nothing more. So this could mean SPLA, or any other license agreement for Volume licensing

    Reading articles now, hopefully, they teach me something


    Freddy

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:26 AM
  • Hi Freddy,

    I'm afraid the keys could not be identified through the output on KMS server.

    You may contact MS to check your license agreement with MS.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by CesarTabares Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:31 AM
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:59 AM