Office Find your Version and Licensing Information

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Note: This is an OLD post, you might want to look at the following article instead;

Finding Out Your Microsoft Office Licence Version

I had some licencing issues a couple of weeks ago with Office 2010, and needed to check my version and licence details, thankfully Office 2010 comes with a VB script that makes this easy.


Getting your Office Version and Licence Details

1. Launch a command window (Right click and select run as administrator, or select the cmd icon and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER).

run command as administrator

2. You need to change to the directory that the script is in, this directory will be different if you are running x32 bit Office on an x64 bit machine. execute one of the following commands;

For x32 bit Office on x32 Bit machines, OR 64 bit Office on x64 bit machines;

cd “C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14”

For x32 bit Office on x64 bit machines;

cd “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14”

3. Then execute the following command;

cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

Example Output

OOB Grace KMS Office

(Above) This installation of Office 2010 (Pro Plus) is UNLICENSED, (it’s waiting for a licence key to be installed). It will run for another 30 days like this, then this will happen. You can fix this by manually installing an Office MAK key, or setting up a KMS server on your network.

Office 2010 Licensed with a MAK Key

(Above) This installation of Office 2010 (Pro Plus) is LICENSED and has been activated with a MAK key.

Office 2010 Licensed with a Retail Key

(Above) This machine has RETAIL versions of both Office 2010 (Pro Plus), and Visio (Premium). Both are LICENCED, and activated with a retail (or box product) Key.

Other uses for ospp.vbs

Install a MAK Key on a remote machine;

cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx {remote-machine-name}

Activate a remote machine

cscript ospp.vbs /act {remote-machine-name}


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