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What do I have to add to login scripts to activate Office 2010?

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My network users have limited rights on the computers and they can't activate Office 2010.  What is the exact script that I need to add to their login scripts to automatically activate Office at login?  Can I just add it as a new line?

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You would use the following script: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624350.aspx
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Just the /act option?
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You can also refer to the following link:

An administrator can create a registry key that allows a standard user (a user who is not an administrator) to apply a MAK key and activate an Office 2010 application. This means that a standard user can switch a KMS client to MAK activation, manually activate a computer, and, if it is necessary, replace an existing MAK with a new MAK key. By default, all volume license editions of Office 2010 disable this behavior. To enable this behavior, add the following line to the Config.xml file:

<Setting Id="USEROPERATIONS" Value="1" />

Or, you can set the following registry key to enable or disable standard user (a user who is not an administrator) activation:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform]

Enable Standard User Activation: "UserOperations"=dword:00000001Disable Standard User Activation: "UserOperations"=dword:00000000 (Office 2010 volume license products default setting)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624357.aspx
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no you would use the following option with a script:

cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx contoso1

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where cotoso1 would be %computername%
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Thanks but they are all different computers.  I work at a school so the students are logging on to different computers at all times of the day.
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%computername% refers to the hostname of the computer that the student is working on.

To test this click on start then run and type in %computername% you will receive the following message:

Windows cannot find 'YOUR COMPUTER NAME'

Which directly resembles that it finds your computername in using the %computername% field.

Although I would suggest that you use the second option by adding the key to the xml file and replacing all xml files on the students computers using a GPO.
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So even if I have already imaged them with the license key put in, I would copy "cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx %computername%" into the login script?
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You know what. The best and easiest way for you to accomplish this would be to setup a KMS Host.

You can set up a KMS host in just minutes by following the directions on the KMS host set up page. Once the KMS host is set up, the KMS clients automatically find the host on DNS and activate themselves against it. This is transparent to the end-user.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/office2010/archive/2009/12/18/volume-activation-tips-and-tricks.aspx
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