Solved

KMS - Activating Office 2013 from Server 2012

Posted on 2013-06-26
5
3,609 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-27
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?
0
Comment
Question by:bpl5000
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39277464
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:bpl5000
ID: 39277479
Please, I only want responses from people who know the answer and have done this before, not someone who will Google and paste links.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:bpl5000
ID: 39281005
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.
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
irweazelwallis earned 500 total points
ID: 39280615
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
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:bpl5000
ID: 39281006
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!
0

Featured Post

Turn Insights Into Action

You’ve already invested in ITSM tools, chat applications, automation utilities, and more. Fortify these solutions with intelligent communications so you can drive business processes forward.

With xMatters, you'll never miss a beat.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was prompted to write this article after the recent World-Wide Ransomware outbreak. For years now, System Administrators around the world have used the excuse of "Waiting a Bit" before applying Security Patch Updates. This type of reasoning to me …
Here's a look at newsworthy articles and community happenings during the last month.
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question