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Office 2010 KMS Activation on Server 2016? RRS feed

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  • I have a new Server 2016 KMS server built out and have Office 2016 and 2013 working fine.  I am unable to install the KMS key for Office 2010 and unable to register Office 2010 to the KMS server.   Is Office 2010 kms activation supported on Server 2016 KMS server?  If so can someone please link me to some installation instructions?
    Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:58 PM

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  • Hello Sandow123,

     

    Please check the system requirement as following article:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25095

     

    Mentioned in the article:

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

    Windows Small Business Server 2003 and Windows Server 2016 are not supported.

     

    Regards,

    Doug Xu

     

     

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    Friday, September 1, 2017 3:01 AM
  • Download the file from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25095

    When you try to install the KMS Host License Pack (KeyManagementServiceHost_en-us.exe) on a Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 you receive the following error message:

    Unsupported Operating System

    In order to install it on newer operating systems than Windows 8 perform the following steps:

      • Run KeyManagementServiceHost_en-us.exe until the error message appears. Don't click OK yet.
      • Go to the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache\OfficeKMS" and copy it somewhere (e.g. C:\temp\OfficeKMS)

    1. Click OK on the error message and press ENTER to close the program.
    2. Open the folder with the copy (C:\temp\OfficeKMS) and edit the file kms_host.vbs: Search the line
        If (Ver(0) = "6" And Ver(1) >= "2") Or (Ver(0) >= "7") Then  

    and replace it with

    If (Ver(0) = "6" And Ver(1) >= "2") Or (Ver(0) >= "7") Or (Ver(0) = "10") Then

    5. Create a file setup.bat in the same folder with the following contents: cscript kms_host.vbs

    6. Run the setup.bat with administrative permissions and follow the wizard. Enter the KMS key

    Edit: The Volume License Pack for Office 2013 doesn't have this issue because the "10" ist correctly converted to an integer:

        If (CInt(Ver(0)) >= 10) Then
         folder = "win8"
         Exit For
        End If

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:41 PM
  • Hello, it looks like good workaround but is does not work for me.
    I have also check access to the internet and it is o.k. (www.microsoft.com is reachable via telnet on ports 80 and 443)


    Friday, May 18, 2018 8:34 AM
  • Download the file from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25095

    When you try to install the KMS Host License Pack (KeyManagementServiceHost_en-us.exe) on a Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 you receive the following error message:

    Unsupported Operating System

    In order to install it on newer operating systems than Windows 8 perform the following steps:

      • Run KeyManagementServiceHost_en-us.exe until the error message appears. Don't click OK yet.
      • Go to the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache\OfficeKMS" and copy it somewhere (e.g. C:\temp\OfficeKMS)

    1. Click OK on the error message and press ENTER to close the program.
    2. Open the folder with the copy (C:\temp\OfficeKMS) and edit the file kms_host.vbs: Search the line
        If (Ver(0) = "6" And Ver(1) >= "2") Or (Ver(0) >= "7") Then  

    and replace it with

    If (Ver(0) = "6" And Ver(1) >= "2") Or (Ver(0) >= "7") Or (Ver(0) = "10") Then

    5. Create a file setup.bat in the same folder with the following contents: cscript kms_host.vbs

    6. Run the setup.bat with administrative permissions and follow the wizard. Enter the KMS key

    Edit: The Volume License Pack for Office 2013 doesn't have this issue because the "10" ist correctly converted to an integer:

        If (CInt(Ver(0)) >= 10) Then
         folder = "win8"
         Exit For
        End If

    This solution worked perfect on our new 2016 KMS hosts - thank you!!!
    Friday, September 6, 2019 7:44 PM
  • Editing the kms_host.vbs file worked for me as well on our 2019 KMS Server.

    I changed the VBS file in a slightly different way though, line 46 said:

    folder = "unknown"

    I changed this to say

    folder = "win8"

    And the process ran through without error, it allowed me to enter my Office 2010 KMS Host key and then activated fine.

    When I run SLMGR /DLV /ALL it shows Office 2010 licencing as enabled.

    cscript.exe SLMGR.vbs /DLV /ALL > KMS_licence_details.txt
    
    Notepad.exe KMS_Licence_details.txt
    
    
    --in notepad press F3 and search for 'office 2010' and you should see the following:
    
    
    Name: Microsoft Office 2010, KMSHost edition
    Description: Microsoft Office 2010 KMS, VOLUME_KMS channel
    Activation ID: <redacted>
    Application ID: 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663
    Extended PID: 03612-00096-203-114617-03-2057-14393.0000-2972019
    Product Key Channel: Volume:CSVLK
    Installation ID: 0088957<redacted>
    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: <redacted>
    License Status: Licensed
    

    We had to do this as we still run Visio 2010 even though we have migrated to Office 2016 and we wanted Visio to licence via KMS as it always had done on our previous Windows 2008 R2 KMS Server.

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:16 PM