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We have a 250 MAK for Office 2010.  When attempting to activate new installs we receive a message indicating that no more activations are available.  We don't have 250 devices deployed currently.  What's the best was to inventory the licenses to determine how many activations are truly deployed

Over the past couple of years we've had to replace HDD or reimage HDDs in laptops deployed to our field users.  Is this the likely culprit in the discrepancy?
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You did not activate office so many times probably. MS Office activation keys are often stolen/pirated or generated by some keygens... Some sample is probably this one: https://gist.github.com/kevintop/5652675

So Microsoft disables a line of keys and it can be your case.

The software itself is tied to the computer motherboard obviously and the HDD repartitioning or even replacement  should not affect the number of remaining licenses.

Of course you may call Microsoft and ask. Activation by phone should also be possible.

To count today's installations you may use System Center Configuration Manager: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Center_Configuration_Manager
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The way I ended up doing this was to download and install Microsoft's Volume Activation Management tool.  Purchasing System Center Configuration Manager, simply to count installations, was too costly a recommendation for the size of the task.

As for the MAK license, I contacted Microsoft and requested additional activations for the license.  They increased the number from 250 to 750.  The license and multiple activation are not a one-to-one correlation.
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