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    network activation of office 2010

    we are rolling out office 2010 ready for september, is there an easy command line that can activate at login and activate the product online.

    I have managed to get windows 7 to activate

    Thanks

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    Its probably best to set up a KMS Server for this sort of roll-out.

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    +1 on the KMS activation pretty straight forward to set up.

    if you havent got a KMS i think the Slmgr.vbs script will still activate keys not something i have tried mind

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    Thanks for replys we do not KMS and how do you use SLMGR.VBS

    is there a simple guide or someone that has used it before?

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    KMS is the way, you just set it up on a server and the clients will activate themselves. Here is a guide

    Office 2010: Set Up an Office 2010 KMS Host - Windows Video Demo | TechNet
    Windows 7: How to Set Up a KMS Host - Windows Server 2008 R2 Demo | TechNet

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    if you have maks keys then use vamt 2.0 you can search network for pcs give it the key (if you diddnt in the transform) and proxy activate a bunch at once

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    I am currently fighting with KMS...and loosing.

    My computers have run out of time to activate lol so im in a bit of a rush.

    VAMT picks pcs up from AD but then fails to do anything with them! ARGH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I am currently fighting with KMS...and loosing.

    My computers have run out of time to activate lol so im in a bit of a rush.

    VAMT picks pcs up from AD but then fails to do anything with them! ARGH
    How many Installs do you have?

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    40 odd, way over the 25 machine business. I think one issue may be i needed to update VAMT. Next issue is saying that it cant contact WMI on the remote client so currently playing with that issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    40 odd, way over the 25 machine business. I think one issue may be i needed to update VAMT. Next issue is saying that it cant contact WMI on the remote client so currently playing with that issue.
    Do the clients have firewalls on? Sounds like they are blocking the WMI check from the server.

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    you have opened up the ports on the kms server firewall havnt you i forgot that recently and wondered why nowt was activating

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    you have opened up the ports on the kms server firewall havnt you i forgot that recently and wondered why nowt was activating
    Oh yeah and that - it needs TCP 1688 inbound

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    is the DNS entry present and correct for you KMS server?

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    Eugh, Ive set inbound rule, made sure the KMS knows it. DNS is there...only thing left to do is go check there isnt firewalls on the machines but there shouldn't be....doesnt mean there isnt....

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    Clients do have firewalls on but its picked up my inbound rule...

    Sorry, ive realised ive completely taken over someones thread!



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