Microsoft Office install and Activation

-- Mike Gore - 2020-05-28

IST Web Store for Office download

Office Activation

  • Open an elevated command prompt as follows
    • Windows Search -> cmd.exe -> Right click on cmd -> Run as Administrator
  • We need to find a file called ospp.vbs in the Microsoft Office Program Files directory
  • It can be in one of two places located in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office" or "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office"
  • You can open each directory and use explorer to search for ospp.vbs
- or -
  • You can search for it via command prompt
    • cd "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office"
    • dir ospp.vbs /s
    • cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office"
    • dir ospp.vbs /s
  • Once you have the directory use the command prompt to change into it, for example:
    • cd "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16"
    • cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:officelic.uwaterloo.ca (this may fail - try the next command it normally works)
    • cscript ospp.vbs /act
  • You should see the message Product activation successful
    • Restart any office programs to see the change

IST activation servers

  • Use: officelic.uwaterloo.ca as it is the main license server aliase
  • licsrv4.uwaterloo.ca 129.97.128.170
  • licsrv5.uwaterloo.ca 129.97.128.166
  • NOTE: licsrv1.uwaterloo.ca is being removed from service*

References

Mac Office Notes

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