Manual MS Office Volume License Activation


Overview

Sometimes the automatic activation of Microsoft software licensed from the University by Volume License fails.

The steps described below usually fix this issue.

Office Software Protection Platform script (ospp.vbs)

Depending of the installed version of Microsoft Office there is a script which can be used to manually invoke the activation.

For Office 2013 client products the script is located either in the %installdir%\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15 folder, or if you are running 32-bit Office 2013 on a 64-bit operating system, the script is located in the %installdir%\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15 folder.

You must open a command prompt by using administrator permissions and navigate to the folder that contains the script. Then run the script.

e.g.

cd %installdir%\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
cscript ospp.vbs /act

Links

Tools to manage Office 2013 volume activation
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