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Posted on 2013-01-16
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Hello,

I am trying activate Office 2010 that is installed on an XP machine with a DNS suffix different than the KMS HOST suffix. With windows 7 I would just use slmgr to specify the KMS HOST manually, and that works fine. SLMGR is not on XP, so what can I do in this case?

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by:Tony Giangreco
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I'm not familiar with everything mentioned above, but I'd try logging into the Pc and the local administrator using dymanic TCP & DNS and register Office. If that works, logout and log in using your domain account and it should work fine.
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No joy, any other ideas?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Then call the Microsoft license hotline that is mentioned on the screen where it says the license cannot be activated. If you have a valid product key, they provide a replacement that should allow it to get registered. We have used it multiple times and it always resolved our problem.
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Have you looked at this page for help? Looks like it has the answer you need.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee624355.aspx#section2_3
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