Microsoft Office 2016: MAK to KMS

Microsoft Office 2016: MAK to KMS

1. Connect to the LSU VPN. (ONLY If you are OFF-campus)

2. Open the command prompt with Administrative privileges:                   

3. When the Command Prompt opens, type: "cd\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16", and press the Enter key.

NOTE: Replace Program Files with Program Files (x86) if you are running the 32-bit version of Office 2016 on a 64-bit computer. (How do I know if I have a 32 or 64 bit computer?)

Changing directory to Office 16.

4. Type: "cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99", and press the Enter key. This command removes the MAK activation key and replaces it with the appropriate Volume License Key.

Entering Office 16 activation key.


Confirming Office 16 activation key.


(NOTE: If you did not receive the above screen, this means that you are having problems licensing. To resolve issues, e-mail the error code, details on the problem and your PAWS ID to:

5. You can now attempt to activate Office by following the instructions in this GROK article: Microsoft Office 2016: Manually Setting the KMS.


3/18/2024 12:48:53 PM