Microsoft office 2019/2016 activation with kms

Following the recent release of the Microsoft Office 2019 final RTM version, corporate customers can initiate their migration to lớn the newest MS Office platkhung. In this article, we will discuss the basics of MS Office KMS activation (this guide applicable to the volume editions of Office 2019 and năm 2016, including Project & Visio). This takes place after you have to lớn install and activate the KMS (Key Management Service) host on Windows Server 2019/2016/2012 R2.

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A corporate KMS hệ thống makes it easy lớn activate volume editions of Microsoft products (such as Windows & Office) in an internal or isolated enterprise network without the need khổng lồ provide direct access lớn Microsoft’s Internet activation servers for clients, & without using phone activation.

Configure a KMS Host Server khổng lồ Activate MS Office 2019 và 2016

Note. This guide applies only for Office 2019/năm nhâm thìn under volume license excluding Office 365 ProPlus.

Microsoft Office KMS Server Requirements

To activate the Volume License Office version (Project or Visio), you must have a configured KMS host.

Make sure the computer that is going khổng lồ be used as a KMS hệ thống, meets the requirements on the supported Operating System versions:

MS Office 2019 KMS – Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019;Microsoft Office 2016 KMS – additionally supports Windows 7 SP1 (with the KB2757817 installed), and Windows Server 2008 R2 (with the KB2757817).

Office năm 2016 KMS & Windows KMS service can run on the same VPS or a workstation with the Volume Activation Services role installed.

First step: find & copy your MS Office năm 2016 or Office 2019 KMS host key in the personal zone on Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) trang web.


Install Office Volume License Pack

Second step: tải về the Volume License Pachồng for your Office version, & install it on the KMS host VPS.

The Microsoft Office Volume License Pack is an executable file that installs all the necessary license files on the KMS server lớn activate specific Office version, including Visio and Project, và recognizes the KMS host key. You must tải về & install the version of Office Volume License Pachồng depending on the version of Office you are planning lớn use, & for which you received the KMS Host Key from the VLSC.

To activate Microsoft Office, you need lớn install an appropriate Office Volume License Paông xã, & KMS host key for each MS Office version you want lớn use (unlượt thích Windows KMS activation, where the newest KMS Host key can activate older versions of Windows).

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For example, you can’t activate Office 2013 on a KMS server with only KMS Host key for Office 2019 installed. In this case, you need khổng lồ install two versions of Volume License Paông xã and 2 Office KMS Host keys on the KMS VPS.

You can download the lakiểm tra Office Volume License Paông xã using the following links:

You need to run the downloaded file (office2016volumelicensepack_4324-1002_en-us_x86.exe pháo or office2019volumelicensepack_x64.exe) as administrator on your KMS VPS. These license files allow your KMS host service to recognize KMS Host keys for Office, Project, & Visio. The activation files update script will be launched.

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During the installation, the Volume Activation Tool windows will appear. You can choose one of the following activation methods: using the AD (ADBA activation), or with the KMS host.

There are two types of MS Office activation:

Direct activation with KMS server;

MS Office KMS Activation Method

If you are going lớn use the direct KMS activation, choose the Key Management service, phối your KMS server FQDoanh Nghiệp name, and install KMS Host Key obtained earlier. You can install the KMS host key later by using the following command:

slmgr -ivõ thuật )

Select the activation method by either using a phone or online. During the initial stage, provide a direct Internet connection on your hệ thống. Or you should activate your KMS VPS by phone. To run the Windows phone activation wizard run the command:slui.exe 4
After you activated your Office KMS VPS, the window with your current KMS configuration will appear;There must appear Name:Office 16, VOLUME_KMS_channel or Name:Office 19, Office19KMSHost2019VL_KMS_Host in the danh mục of products with Licensed status;Cthảm bại the Volume Activation Tools. After this Software Protection Service will be restarted with new a configuration.

By default, the Software Protection Service that performs the KMS activation listens on TCP. port 1688. You can enable an incoming Windows Firewall rule, that allows clients lớn access the KMS VPS using the command:

Enable-NetFirewallRule -Name SPPSVC-In-TCPIn this case, a new SRV _VLMCS._TCP_domainname record is created in your DNS zone, which allows clients khổng lồ automatically discover your KMS server in the domain name. You can find the KMS hệ thống in the current Active Directory tên miền using the nslookup command:

nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp

The Active Directory-Based Activation for MS Office 2019/2016

If you want khổng lồ use Active sầu Directory-Based Activation, you need lớn choose this option in your Volume Activation Tools wizard (you can use the ADBA activation for the clients running Windows 10/8.1 or Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016/2019).


Then you need to specify the KMS host key (CSVLK), and enter display name for a new activation object (optional).


Your remaining task is khổng lồ activate the KMS host.


After that, cthảm bại the VAT windows, và press Enter. In order to lớn obtain information only about the Office KMS host key that was installed, you need to exedễ thương a script with the specific SKU ID (the corresponding identifier could be seen earlier in the final stage of the Volume Activation Tools utility):

For Office 2016:

slmgr.vbs /dlv 98ebfe73-2084-4c97-932c-c0cd1643bea7For Office 2019:

slmgr.vbs /dlv 85dd8b5f-eaa4-4af3-a628-cce9e77c9a03Actually, now you are ready to start activating clients.

Manual KMS Activation of Office 2019/2016 Using Ospp.vbs

In order to activate Office volume copy on the client’s computer, you can use ospp.vbs (Office Client Software License Management Tool) tool. Run these commands in Comm& Prompt as administrator:

For Office 2016: CD “C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice16”(If you are using 32-bit MS Office version installed on 64-bit Windows, you need use this command:CD “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice16” )For Office 2019: CD “c:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice19”(or accordingly: CD “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice19” )Specify the KMS VPS name (in this case, the KMS hệ thống address will be stored in the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatformKeyManagementServiceName, and you can deploy this REG_SZ parameter via GPO):

cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms01.yourdomain.comYou can change the KMS hệ thống listening port on the client using the commvà (REG_SZ parameter in the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatformKeyManagementServicePort):cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688Activate your Office copy on the KMS server:cscript ospp.vbs /actYou can get the current status of activation using this command:cscript ospp.vbs /dstatusall


For Office 2016:

License NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition

License DESCRIPTION: Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel

Product activation successfully

For Office 2019:

License NAME: Office 19, Office19KMSHost2019VL_KMS_Host edition

License DESCRIPTION: Office 19, VOLUME_KMS channel

Product activation successfully

In order lớn activate your devices with the Office 2019/năm nhâm thìn installed on the KMS VPS, there must be at least 5 clients’ requests within the last 30 days (activation threshold). If there are not enough activation requests from clients on the KMS hệ thống (you did not reach a minimum number of copies to lớn get the licensing working), an error will appear:

ERROR CODE: 0xC004F038

ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the hàng hóa could not be activated. The count reported by your Key Management Service (KMS) is insufficient. Please contact your system administrator.

The activation period is 180 days. The reactivation period is 7 days after which the activation period is being rephối back lớn 180 days. If your computer cannot connect to the KMS hệ thống within 180 days, your copy of Office switches to lớn 30-day evaluation mode.

You can display the activation history on the client:

cscript ospp.vbs /dhistorykmsIn order to manage Office activation with current user credentials on remote computers, you can use the following command:

cscript ospp.vbs /act remotepc2If during client activation you are facing an error 0xC004F074, this is a known problem that does not yet have a normal solution except for re-creating KMS on Windows Server 2012 R2, or creating a separate KMS for Office 2016 only.

Office 2019/2016: Generic Volume License Keys for KMS và ADBA Activation

By default, volume licensed versions of Office 2019 & Office năm 2016 are preinstalled with the Generic Volume License Key (GVLK). GVLK allows the installed Office copy to automatically discover & activate Office on the KMS VPS by using a special VLSC record in DNS.

Meanwhile, after you installed the KMS host or created ADBA object, the installed MS Office copy on the computer is activating automatically (as long as the computer has a GVLK installed, và the computer is joined lớn the Active sầu Directory domain). Therefore, the GVLK key is not required usually (they are preinstalled in all Office 2019/năm nhâm thìn volume license products).

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Note. You can install Office 2019 only on Windows 10 và Windows Server 2016/2019.

Optionally, the Office product key can be changed lớn KMS from the commvà prompt (you can use such a commvà when moving from MAK lớn KMS channel & vice-versa):

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