Finding Office activation status on multiple workstations

Joe Pelish
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I am using this command on several computers

get-ciminstance -class SoftwareLicensingProduct -ComputerName $Computer -Filter "Description like '%office%'"

All have Office installed. Some are activated some are not. Thanks to O365 I had to upgrade everyone in the company and at some point, my VL ran out and some did not get activated.

Anyway, some computers come back with the desired information others do not return anything. I then tried on the ones that returned nothing to get all licenses and yes it returns the Windows license status correctly. Why can't I get the Office license from these computers? And yes I did a sanity check one and it does have Office installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks in advance,

Joe Pelish
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical Designer

Commented:
I then tried on the ones that returned nothing to get all licenses and yes it returns the Windows license status correctly.

What do you get when you the PowerShell command mentioned in your question?
Are you doing it remotely?
If remotely which version of PowerShell are you using? What OS is running on the system which are not reporting anything?

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Sudeep
Technical Lead - Network Support
Commented:
Hi,

I was wondering why you dont use VAMT tool to manage Windows and office licensing in the network?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/volume-activation/use-the-volume-activation-management-tool-client

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Joe PelishIT Manager/Systems Administrator

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Commented:
Thanks for letting me know about this. I will look at using it!

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