With the recent release of final RTM version of Microsoft Office, 2016 corporate customers can already begin the transition to the new Office. In this article we will deal with the characteristics of MS Office 2016 Activation corporate KMS. It is assumed that we have deployed KMS server activation on Windows Server 2012 R2 or other versions of Windows (OS support list below).
Thanks to the use of the KMS host, corporate customers can to activate Office products inside a corporate network without having to connect to the Microsoft activation servers on the Internet. Previously we looked at features of MS Office Activation in 2013 corporate Wednesday, basic principles and approaches to activate Office 2016 on KMS server remained unchanged.
If you plan to use basic KMS activation, select Key Management Service, specify the FQDN name of the KMS host and KMS key (KMS Host Key) you received earlier.
Next, you will choose the method of activation: online or by phone. In the first case, the KMS server have to temporarily provide direct access to the Internet.
After KMS activation server to Microsoft sites, displays the current KMS server configuration. In the list of accepted products should add entry Name: Office 16, VOLUME_KMS_channel with the status of Licensing Licensed.
Complete the wizard, and then restart the Software Protection service.
Activating Office 2016 through Active Directory
If you plan to use the Active Directory-Based activation Activation, based on automatic activation of Office 2016 on computers in a domain AD, in the Volume Activation Tools Select phase Volume Activation Method, select the Active Directory-Based Activation. This activation method will work on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 and Windows 10.
Configuring clients to MS Office 2016 KMS activation server
To immediately activate the new version of Office on the client computer, follow the command (in command prompt with administrator privileges):
CD \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16
All the Enterprise version of Office installed with 2016 public Generic Volume License Key (the GVLK) keys. Due to this they are automatically activated if the KMS server network. Therefore, as a rule, enter GVLK key is not required.
Just in case the table below cite the list of official public GVLK keys for products of MS Office package, which must be activated to KMS clients server.
Product GVLK keys (the keys for KMS clients)
Office edition XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
Office Professional Plus 2016 JNRGM-WHDWX-FJJG3-K47QV-DRTFM
Project Professional 2016 YG9NW-3K39V-2T3HJ-93F3Q-G83KT
Project Standard 2016 GNFHQ-F6YQM-KQDGJ-327XX-KQBVC
Visio Professional 2016 PD3PC-RHNGV-FXJ29-8JK7D-RJRJK
Visio Standard 2016 7WHWN-4T7MP-G96JF-G33KR-W8GF4
Access GNH9Y 2016-D2J4T-FJHGG-QRVH7-QPFDW
Excel 9C2PK 2016-NWTVB-JMPW8-BFT28-7FTBF
OneNote 2016 DR92N-9HTF2-97XKM-XW2WJ-XW3J6
Outlook 2016 R69KK-NTPKF-7M3Q4-QYBHW-6MT9B
PowerPoint J7MQP 2016-HNJ4Y-WJ7YM-PFYGF-BY6C6
Publisher F47MM 2016-N3XJP-TQXJ9-BP99D-8K837
Skype for Business 869NQ 2016-FJ69K-466HW-QYCP2-DDBV6
Word WXY84-2016 JN2Q9-RBCCQ-3Q3J3-3PFJ6