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PSTOOLS Office Activation Not Working

Posted on 2016-10-28
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I have a PSEXEC command that I am runningto activate Microsoft Office 2013 which has a MAK license. It appears to run fine but the Office suite for the end users is not activating.

Is there something wrong with my syntax?

psexec @c:\list.txt -d -n 5 -u domain\user -p password cmd /c "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\cscript ospp.vbs /act"

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Question by:Paul Wagner
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by:NVIT
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> It appears to run fine.

How can you confirm? A log created?

If you run it manually on a client, does it work?
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by:Paul Wagner
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Here is what I get from manual run on a single computer

error
Even though the cmd starts in the I:\ path, it doesn't seem to find the C:\ path.

I think I know what it is. The end user doesn't have access to the C drive, so the command can't locate anything in C:\.
That is why the command won't work properly when run from PSESXEC?
Is there a way to get the batch file to run cmd as admin?
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by:NVIT
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Your image differs from your first post code, i.e. "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\cscript ospp.vbs /act"

Per your first post, cscript is assumed to reside in "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15"

cscript.exe normally resides in C:\Windows\System32 and does not need to be placed in another folder. Try:

psexec @c:\list.txt -d -n 5 -u domain\adminuser -p password cmd /c "cscript ospp.vbs /act"

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by:Paul Wagner
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If I run it from system32 folder, cscript won't know how to find the ospp.vbs.
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by:Paul Wagner
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What do you think about this?
http://serverfault.com/questions/148938/office-2010-silent-activation-after-unattended-installation

In OCT I set it to run c:\windows\system32\cscript C:\"Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS" /act
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by:NVIT
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Fixed:
c:\windows\system32\cscript "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\OSPP.VBS" /act

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by:Paul Wagner
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OK, so I've got this:

psexec @c:\list2.txt -d -n 5 -u domain\username -p password cmd /c c:\windows\system32\cscript "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:12345-12345-12345-12345-12345

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psexec @c:\list2.txt -d -n 5 -u domain\usernme -p password cmd /c c:\windows\system32\cscript "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\OSPP.VBS" /act

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Running it now on a select few machines.
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by:Paul Wagner
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Didnt work. This is what I got:

error2
So it looks like while the cscript is loading, part of the c:\ runs and then finishes program files, etc. afterwards.

What about adding a timeout?
psexec @c:\list2.txt -d -n 5 -u domain\username -p password cmd /c c:\windows\system32\cscript 
<enter a TIMEOUT /T1 here?>
"c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\OSPP.VBS" /act

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Try w/o the -d and -n 5 switches for now:

psexec @c:\list2.txt -u domain\username -p password cmd /c c:\windows\system32\cscript "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:12345-12345-12345-12345-12345

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by:Paul Wagner
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That did it! Thanks a bunch for your help! You seriously got me out of a pickle!!
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by:NVIT
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I was glad to help, Paul. I know how that feels. 8-)
Thanks for quick responses.

Have a good one.
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