Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

KMS Activation Office

Posted on 2016-07-28
4
Medium Priority
?
184 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-28
According to MS documentation:
- KMS for legacy clients (Win7)
- ADBA for everything new (2012 R2, Win 10 etc)

What about office? Is the activation tied to the client OS?

If Office 2016 is running on Win7 can Office 2016 use ADBA or does it have to use KMS because of the legacy OS?
0
Comment
Question by:albatros99
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 41732527
Office is a special case as there are two different items. Subscription Based and Enterprise VLK based.
Office 2016 can use AD Based Activation.  If a client cannot connect to ADBA it will try KMS in the next activation attempt. So you can use KMS for Windows 7 and ADBA for W8.1/S2K12R2+,Office 2016

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2013/02/04/active-directory-based-activation-vs-key-management-services/
http://woshub.com/configure-kms-server-for-ms-office-2016-volume-activation/
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:albatros99
ID: 41732804
Ok, but what about this combination: Windows 7 (KMS) with Office 2016 installed (ADBA)?
Or is it Windows 7 (KMS) with Office 2016 (KMS) only.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:albatros99
ID: 41732911
Based on the different articles, it's the OS that decides not the Office version.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:albatros99
ID: 41732913
The articles pointed me in the right direction, thanks.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Ever wonder what it's like to get hit by ransomware? "Tom" gives you all the dirty details first-hand – and conveys the hard lessons his company learned in the aftermath.
Windows Explorer lets you open cabinet (cab) files like any other folder. In VBA you can easily handle normal files and folders, but opening and indeed creating cabinet files takes a lot more - and that's you'll find here.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …

885 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