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KMS - Activating Office 2013 from Server 2012

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I have KMS running on Server 2012.  I was told that if I use the KMS key for Datacenter 2012, it will activate all the Microsoft products.  Is this true, or is it only OS's?  I will need to activate Office 2013.  Will our current KMS server activate Office 2013?  If not, how would I go about setting up KMS for Office 2013?
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Please, I only want responses from people who know the answer and have done this before, not someone who will Google and paste links.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I did not get an answer to my question, just 2 links posted by one person, one of which referred to installing KMS on Server 2008 R2 and not Server 2012.  I opened an incident with Microsoft and will find out the best way to proceed.
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irweazelwallis earned 2000 total points
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I have setup a new KMS server on Server 2012 which is activating windows and Office

i had some issues getting the office element on there

i used this process to get it working

From an elevated command prompt, simply run slmgr /ipk <key-with-hyphens> twice to install both the Windows KMS key and the Office 2013 KMS key.
 
Once this is done, simply run slmgr /ato to activate the KMS keys against Microsoft servers.

then you can use this to check the office element

cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD
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That works perfect!  Thanks irweazelwallis!  Previously I ran the Office Volume License Pack, which brings up a GUI and allows you to add the key, but it removes previously added keys.  Using your way at the command prompt worked perfectly!
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