Volume Activation 'tips & tricks' for Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

If you’re planning on deploying Office 2010, Windows 7, Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, or a combination, the activation technologies're essentially same for all. The same KMS host running on R2, volume editions of Windows 7, or Server 2003 can activate both Windows and Office, for e.g. This post shows screenshots of end-user […]

If you’re planning on deploying Office 2010, Windows 7, Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, or a combination, the activation technologies're essentially same for all. The same KMS host running on R2, volume editions of Windows 7, or Server 2003 can activate both Windows and Office, for e.g. This post shows screenshots of end-user experience if activation was not successful, and share some tips and tricks on how to manage your volume editions of Office and activation. “For volume editions of Office, users’ll not see any reminders to activate for first 25 days. However, if activation isn’t successful, then users’ll see notification every time they launch Office application from day 25 to 30 post-installation. If not been activated 30 days after installation, users’ll see notification dialogs every time an Office application is started, and the title bar color will change to red. Going to Backstage view by clicking File tab | Help will be the quickest way to check licensing status. If you’re using volume editions of Office 2010 Beta and you haven’t activated, take a look at this page for help. In addition, use the following resources: KMS host set up page, Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 Beta, MAK key, and Office 2010 Volume Activation resource center on TechNet.