Like other Microsoft products, MS Office 2013 is available under the VL (Volume License) program. We remind that Volume License is a licensing option for corporate customers that allows lớn purchase one registered license which can be used to lớn activate a limited (or unlimited) number of copies of a software product. A Volume License does not dispense from the necessity khổng lồ activate software. However, it is easier than the activation of a retail version, and this procedure can be managed from central location. We’ll talk about how to lớn activate volume editions of Office 2013 on clients in corporate domain network under Volume License program.
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Office 2013 supports three types of Microsoft sản phẩm activation for enterprise customers:Key Management Service – KMSMultiple Activation Key – MAKActive sầu Directory-Based Activation – ADBA
AD-based activation of Office 2013 is possible only for Microsoft OS, starting with Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 and higher, while KMS & MAK activation is possible for all supported versions of Windows, starting with Windows 7.
It should be noted that not only Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Lync (now goes with Office), but also products lượt thích Visio 2013 & Project 2013 are activated during Office 2013 activation with a KMS.
Now we will consider all the ways to lớn activate Office 2013 for corporate customers.
Tip. Info about the activation of MS Office 2016 Enterprise version is available here
Active Directory-Based (ADBA) Activation of Office 2013
It should be reminded that the opportunity to activate Microsoft products with Active Directory appeared in Windows Server 2012. The function that allows to lớn activate Windows or Office is called Active Directory-Based Activation – ADBA. When using ADBA, an Office 2013 client uses the existing Active sầu Directory infrastructure to activate the hàng hóa. If you installed Office 2013 on a device with Windows 8 / 10, and you specified the GVLK (Generic Volume License) key, Office will be activated automatically after joining this computer to the AD tên miền.
Important: You can not use ADBA khổng lồ activate Office 2010; this sản phẩm does not support this mode.
How lớn Configure ADBA Support for Office 2013xuất hiện Volume Activation Tools console from the Server Manager snap-in.
After you completed these steps and the AD replication was successful, Office 2013, Visio 2013 and Project 2013 with a volume license will be automatically activated using the ADDS.
KMS Activation of Office 2013
Activation of Microsoft products with KMS server uses a client-server Mã Sản Phẩm in which there is a central node with the KMS role. KMS service on a tên miền VPS is installed and activated with KMS host (VL) key. Later all clients of this VPS will use this central hệ thống for activation, not the Microsoft servers. The same hệ thống can simultaneously act as an activation KMS server for different Windows và Office editions.
In general, KMS-activation of Office 2013 doesn’t differ from the activation of Office 2010. The only thing that should be noted is that in Windows Server 2003 the support of the KMS-server for Office 2013 is now absent.
When activating Office 2013 in KMS, the product is activated for the period of 180 days, and from time to lớn time the activation status is renewed. Remember that to lớn activate Office 2013 on the KMS-VPS you need khổng lồ have sầu at least five clients (activation threshold).
How khổng lồ Configure KMS VPS for Office 2013
Windows Server 2012 uses a special graphic tool to lớn manage a KMS-VPS – Volume Activation Tools. To get an opportunity to lớn activate Office 2013 on the KMS-VPS, you have khổng lồ install Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pachồng (lượt thích with the ADBA), select Key Management Service (KMS) as the type of activation in Volume Activation Tools, enter the CSVLK key & activate it in Microsoft.
If there are no servers with Windows Server 2012 in your company & only servers with Windows Server 2008 R2 are available, you won’t be able khổng lồ use Volume Activation Tools.
The current Office 2013 status on the KMS-server can be checked using the following command
|cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD|
Please note that once installed, KMS will not be able to lớn activate client by requests. As long as the Current Count value is less than 5, the KMS server will not issue licenses. It is necessary that at least 5 clients with Office 2013 access to lớn the hệ thống for obtaining a license (activation threshold).
In addition, for successful activation on the KMS server in Windows Firewall, TCP.. port 1688 must be opened. You can enable the rule with the Enable-NetFirewallRule cmdlet:
Enable-NetFirewallRule -Name SPPSVC-In-TCPA
KMS hệ thống can activate an unlimited number of clients.
Activation of MS Office 2013 with a MAK Product Key
A MAK key is used only once khổng lồ activate Office 2013 on the Microsoft server online. Each MAK key can activate only a certain number of systems determined by a corporate agreement. I. e. each MAK activation is added lớn the total number of activations on Microsoft servers.
There are two ways lớn activate Office with a MAK key:MAK Independent Activation. Each computer on which MAK activation is going to take place has to lớn be connected to lớn the Internet. This means that activation will suit the company with all computers joined into a corporate network.MAK Proxy Activation. The activation requests from clients are sent by a special proxy VPS that can be configured using VAMT 3.0 console.
So, MAK keys are better khổng lồ use either for the computers outside the corporate network or if the number of editions to be activated is less than five sầu. lưu ý that when using the MAK key, there is a risk of falling inkhổng lồ the wrong hands, which will be difficult to lớn track.
Office 2013 GVLK Keys for KMS Activation
You should understvà that the way to activate Office 2013 depends on the type of the installed key. All computers with the volume edition of Office 2013 have a KMS key preinstalled (this key is called a GVLK – Generic Volume License Key). This allows khổng lồ simplify system deployment in the corporate environment, because there’s no need to lớn enter a hàng hóa key on each computer. If Office 2013 is installed with the KMS key (GVLK), it can automatically find & activate itself on the KMS-hệ thống or in Active sầu Directory infrastructure.
After activation on the KMS server, any Office 2013 sản phẩm can work without reactivation for 180 days, after which it will enter the evaluation mode & display a warning. In the event that a KMS hệ thống is available lớn the client, it automatically renews (every 7 days) the license for 180 days.
In the next table KMS keys for Office 2013 products are given.
|Product||KMS (GVLK) key|
|Office 2013 Professional Plus||YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT|
|Office 2013 Standard||KBKQT-2NMXY-JJWGP-M62JB-92CD4|
|Project 2013 Professional||FN8TT-7WMH6-2D4X9-M337T-2342K|
|Project 2013 Standard||6NTH3-CW976-3G3Y2-JK3TX-8QHTT|
|Visio 2013 Professional||C2FG9-N6J68-H8BTJ-BW3QX-RM3B3|
|Visio 2013 Standard||J484Y-4NKBF-W2HMG-DBMJC-PGWR7|
|Onecảnh báo 2013||TGN6P-8MMBC-37P2F-XHXXK-P34VW|
You can set a KMS key và kiểm tra the activation status of Office 2013 with OSPP.VBS script, which can be found in one of the following directories depending on the OS bitness and Office version:C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14
You can change the key type from MAK khổng lồ KMS using the command:
|cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx|
A current activation status can be seen using the comm& (you can’t check the Office activation status using the GUI):
Grace period is granted for the volume Office 2013 products, while it is not available for retail products, i. e. you have lớn enter a valid key and activate your product during the installation.
Typical KMS activation errors for Office 2013
When ERROR CODE 0xC004F074. NO KEY MANAGEMENT SERVICE COULD BE CONTACTED error appears, make sure that the correct SRV record of the KMS VPS is published in the DNS. Run the command:
nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp
If the command returns the correct server address, verify that the port TCP/1688 is available from the client on the hệ thống.
telnet kmssrv.ecole.vn 1688
or you can kiểm tra TCPhường port response using Test-NetConnection cmdlet:
Test-NetConnection -ComputerName kmssrv.ecole.vn -Port 1688
On the Office 2013 KMS hệ thống, you can’t activate Office 2010 or Office năm 2016, to support these products on the KMS VPS, you need to lớn install special packages (a separate package for each version of the product). You can install this packs in any order, each one is activated by its own KMS Host Key.