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Title:
Volume License Activation for Vista/Win7/Win8 and Office 2013 and 2010
Synopsis:
Manual Volume Activation applicable to:

Microsoft Office 2013 Pro Plus Activation

Machines connected to either the administrative network (128.112.x.x) or Dormnet (140.180.x.x) will automatically locate the Vista/7/Office 2010/2013 KMS (Key Management Server) machine via a DHCP SRV lookup and activate as necessary. This support will also work over VPN connections though its reliability is limited. As a reminder, Microsoft Office 2013 Pro Plus (VL) must activate against a KMS at least once every 180 days.

Office 2013 Pro Plus (VL) machines that are located behind a NAT while on the Princeton network or a VPN connection may not activate properly and may have to be manually configured to know where to find the KMS. This is due to the NAT not properly passing the location of the KMS host. To get around this limitation the KMS host can be manually entered. Follow these steps:
1) Find the Command prompt shortcut, right click on it and select "Run as administrator"
2) Enter Administrator credentials as required.
3) In the command prompt window type the following:
a) Change directory to "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15"
i) Note: If running Office 2010 x32 on an x64 version of windows use "c:\ Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15"
b) cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:winactivate.princeton.edu
i) Result will look like this
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Processing------------------------
Successfully applied setting.
Exiting-----------------------------
c) cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
i) Result will look like this
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Processing------------------------
Successfully applied setting.
Exiting-----------------------------

4) To manually kick off an activation, type the following: cscript ospp.vbs /act. It should look similar to the following:
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved
---Processing--------------------------

Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
SKU ID: 1b9f11e3-c85c-4e1b-bb29-879ad2c909e3
LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeLyncVL_KMS_Client edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Last 5 characters of installed product key: TCK7R
---Exiting-----------------------------

5) Close the command prompt window
Once the above has been done, the Office 2013 Pro Plus (VL) client will activate properly as necessary.


Microsoft Windows Vista/Win7/Win8 Activation

Machines connected to either the administrative network (128.112.x.x) or Dormnet (140.180.x.x) will automatically locate the Vista/7/Office 2010 KMS (Key Management Server) machine via a DHCP SRV lookup and activate as necessary. This support will also work over VPN connections though its reliability is limited. As a reminder, Vista/7 Buisness VL/Enterprise machines must activate against a KMS at least once every 180 days.


Microsoft Windows Vista /Win7/Win8 Off-Campus Activation

Machines that are located behind a NAT while on the Princeton network or a VPN connection may not activate properly and may have to be manually configured to know where to find the KMS. This is due to the NAT not properly passing the location of the KMS host. To get around this limitation the KMS host can be manually entered.

Follow these steps:
1) Find the Command prompt shortcut, right click on it and select "Run as administrator"
2) Enter Administrator credentials as required.
3) In the command prompt window type the following:
a) Change directory to c:\windows\system32
b) cscript slmgr.vbs -skms winactivate.princeton.edu:1688
The result will look like this:
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Key Management Service machine name set to winactivate.princeton.edu:1688 successfully.

4. To manually kick off an activation, type the following: cscript slmgr.vbs -ato
The result will look like this:
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Activating Windows(TM) Vista, Enterprise edition (cfd8ff08-c0d7-452b-9f60-ef5c70 c32094) � Product activated successfully.
If you receive an error, go back to Step 3b above and use winservices02.princeton.edu:1688. Repeat step 4 above to attempt activation.
5. Close the command prompt window
Once the above has been done, the client will activate properly, as necessary.
Windows 8 MAK Key
  • Hit the Windows+R hotkeys to open the Run box and run the following command: slui.exe 3
  • In the resulting Windows Activation window enter the MAK key provided to you by OIT Software Sales
  • Click the Activate button (you will be required to enter administrative credentials to complete the activation)

Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus Activation

Machines connected to either the administrative network (128.112.x.x) or Dormnet (140.180.x.x) will automatically locate the Vista/7/Office 2010 KMS (Key Management Server) machine via a DHCP SRV lookup and activate as necessary. This support will also work over VPN connections though its reliability is limited. As a reminder, Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus (VL) must activate against a KMS at least once every 180 days
Office 2010 Pro Plus (VL) machines that are located behind a NAT while on the Princeton network or a VPN connection may not activate properly and may have to be manually configured to know where to find the KMS. This is due to the NAT not properly passing the location of the KMS host. To get around this limitation the KMS host can be manually entered.

Follow these steps:
1) Find the Command prompt shortcut, right click on it and select "Run as administrator"
2) Enter Administrator credentials as required.
3) In the command prompt window type the following:
a) Change directory to "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14"
i) Note: If running Office 2010 x32 on an x64 version of windows use "c:\ Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14"
b) cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:winactivate.princeton.edu
i) Result will look like this
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Processing------------------------
Successfully applied setting.
Exiting-----------------------------
c) cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
i) Result will look like this
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Processing------------------------
Successfully applied setting.
Exiting-----------------------------

4) To manually kick off an activation, type the following: cscript ospp.vbs /act
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Processing--------------------------
Installed product key detected - attempting to activate the following product:
SKU ID: 6f327760-8c5c-417c-9b61-836a98287e0c
LICENSE NAME: Office 14, OfficeProPlus-KMS_Client edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 14, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Last 5 characters of installed product key: H3GVB
Exiting-----------------------------

5) Close the command prompt window
Once the above has been done, the Office 2010 Pro Plus (VL) client will activate properly as necessary.


Last Updated:
September 10, 2013

Solution ID:
9877