Microsoft Volume Activation - Converting Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 to and from KMS and MAK Activation

This document shows how to convert Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 2016 to and from KMS activation and MAK activation, as well as help determine which activation type is currently in use. These activations are available for faculty and staff using departmental machines.

See Volume Activation 2.0 at UW-Madison for the full details of MAK and KMS activation at UW Madison.

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Converting Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 from KMS to MAK Activation

  1. If you are affiliated with the University, email help@doit.wisc.edu to request the University's Office 2013 or Office 2016 MAK activation key, otherwise use the product key which came with your copy of Office.
  2. Launch Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft Word 2016
    • Click the File tab.
    • Click Account.
  3. Click Change Product Key under Product Information.

  4. OfficeChangeProductKey.png
  5. Enter the MAK activation key from the help@doit.wisc.edu email in the field provided.

  6. OfficeContinue.PNG
  7. After you enter a good key, you will get the green check mark and the Continue button will change to an Install button

  8. OfficeInstall.PNG
  9. Click Install.
    • An additional alert may appear in the taskbar. If so, click it and select Yes.

  10. OfficePostInstall.PNG
  11. Exit Microsoft Word.
  12. Launch Word.
    • Click the File tab
    • Click Account.
    Under Product Information, Word should report that it is activated.

  13. OfficeActivationConfirmation.PNG
Office should now be activated

Converting Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 from MAK to KMS Activation

  1. Launch a command window with elevated privileges
    • Type cmd in the Search bar to locate the command window.
    • Right-click on cmd or Command Prompt and click Run as administrator from the context menu
    • Click Yes at the User Account Control prompt to open the command window with elevated privileges.
  2. In the command prompt window, type the following command that corresponds to your version of Office:
    • Office 2013:
      • CD "\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15"
      • Note: If this is the 32-bit version of Office installed onto a machine running the 64-bit version of Windows, use the following command instead:
        • CD "\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15"
    • Office 2016:
      • CD "\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16"
      • Note: If this is the 32-bit version of Office installed onto a machine running the 64-bit version of Windows, use the following command instead:
        • CD "\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16"
  3. Press Enter.

  4. OfficeKMS_CD.png

  5. Type the following command that corresponds to your version of Office:
    • Office 2013:
      • cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
    • Office 2016:
      • cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
  6. Press Enter.

  7. OfficeKMS_Key.png

  8. Type the following command:
    • cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:ms-kms-1.services.wisc.edu
  9. Press Enter.

  10. OfficeKMS_Server.png

  11. Type the following command:
    • cscript ospp.vbs /act
  12. Press Enter.

  13. OfficeKMS_Activationv1.png

  14. Close the command prompt window.
Office should now be activated

Determining Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 Activation type

  1. Launch a command window with elevated privileges
    • Type cmd in the Search bar to locate the command window.
    • Right-click on cmd or Command Prompt and click Run as administrator from the context menu
    • Click Yes at the User Account Control prompt to open the command window with elevated privileges.
  2. In the command prompt window, type the following command that corresponds to your version of Office:
    • Office 2013:
      • CD "\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15"
      • Note: If this is the 32-bit version of Office installed onto a machine running the 64-bit version of Windows, use the following command instead:
        • CD "\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15"
    • Office 2016:
      • CD "\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16"
      • Note: If this is the 32-bit version of Office installed onto a machine running the 64-bit version of Windows, use the following command instead:
        • CD "\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16"
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Type the following command:
    • cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Check your version:
    • If Office is KMS activated, you will see "KMS_Client edition" in the LICENSE NAME field.

    • OfficeCMD_KMS.png

    • If Office is MAK activated, you will see "MAK edition" in the LICENSE NAME field.

    • OfficeCMD_MAK.png

  7. Close the Command Prompt window



Keywords:microsoft windows 7 8 10 office 13 16 converting convert university owned kms mak activation product key   Doc ID:72524
Owner:Ty M.Group:DoIT Departmental Support
Created:2017-04-11 16:05 CDTUpdated:2017-04-17 10:56 CDT
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