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Adding Office Professional Plus 2016 key to KMS host RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Windows Server 2012 (not R2) KMS host. It currently activates our client machines (all Windows 7 Enterprise) and our servers (Windows 2008, 2008R2, 2012, and 2012R2). I successfully installed the product key for Windows 10 yesterday (aka "Windows Srv 2012R2 DataCtr/Std KMS for Windows 10"). Today I want to install the key for Office Professional Plus 2016, I found this link that provides instructions: http://edhammond.blogspot.com/2015/10/add-your-office-2016-kms-keys-to-your.html. However, I get nervous about hitting the "Commit" button after putting in the "KMS host key" because it says it will uninstall the existing product key (not sure which one it is referring to) on the host and install the one I have entered.

    The terminology is confusing: Why is it calling this a KMS host key, it is really just a key for Office Pro Plus 2016.

    Will this really uninstall my Windows 10 key and all the other keys?

    Will my KMS host still service the clients and servers?


    HDL

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Yes, I saw that similar KB but since it was for Office 2013 I chose not to continue. I will take a snapshot of the KMS server and then proceed as suggested. However, since I have the key, can't I just install it from the command line using the slmgr.vbs commands?


    HDL


    I went ahead and followed the suggestion that is mentioned in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2758428 (choose Yes when asked to confirm) even though this is 2016 and not 2013. It worked just fine.
    • Marked as answer by Winterthur Friday, January 29, 2016 6:22 PM
    • Edited by Winterthur Friday, January 29, 2016 6:23 PM Update
    Friday, January 29, 2016 3:28 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You received the warning “This will uninstall the existing product key on the KMS host" when you try to install an Office 2016 KMS host key.

    You don’t need to worry about it, the existing Windows KMS host key will not be uninstalled if you click Yes. You can install multiple KMS host keys of different products on a computer.

    Similar KB for your reference:

    "This will uninstall the existing product key on the KMS host" warning when you try to install an Office 2013 KMS host key

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2758428

    If you want get more details about this behavior, you could ask VLSC for help:

    https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, January 29, 2016 8:08 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes, I saw that similar KB but since it was for Office 2013 I chose not to continue. I will take a snapshot of the KMS server and then proceed as suggested. However, since I have the key, can't I just install it from the command line using the slmgr.vbs commands?


    HDL


    I went ahead and followed the suggestion that is mentioned in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2758428 (choose Yes when asked to confirm) even though this is 2016 and not 2013. It worked just fine.
    • Marked as answer by Winterthur Friday, January 29, 2016 6:22 PM
    • Edited by Winterthur Friday, January 29, 2016 6:23 PM Update
    Friday, January 29, 2016 3:28 PM