Cannot activate Professional Plus with KMS under Windows 10

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  1. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    Hi all -

    Try as I might, running Windows 10 Pro, I cannot activate Office 2016 Professional Plus with the KMS activator.
    I actually turned off my Norton NS AV and FW, (to test) knowing that this package was from a very trusted source.

    The activator clearly says activated, but when you open an office app, it asks for activation.

    Something in Windows 10? I have O&O Shutup on the system and have enabled recommended settings.

    Any help appreciated! I'm baffled.

    TIA :)
     
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  2. Saurav

    Saurav MDL Senior Member

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    Which activator did you use to activate?
    Also please try to post log if possible.
     
  3. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    Hello Saurav -

    Here is a picture of the Info tab of the activator. Where would I find the log?

    Capture.PNG

    I'm still mystified, lol. Then again, it's Windows 10! Any ideas?

    Thanks! :)
     
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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Wow, why do people use that crappy "activator":rolleyes::rolleyes: And point the finger at MSFT..... Good luck :D
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  6. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    #6 Earthnet, Jun 18, 2018
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    Well, I am open to help and learning!
    I never really pointed any finger at Microsoft.

    Please share your expertise... and guide me toward a solution. I would appreciate it.

    Footnote: I tried KMS_VL_ALL v20 with KMS_VL_ALL.cmd and it did confirm that the product was activated.
    However, when I tried starting any Office app, it wasn't. How can I tell if the Pro '16 version I have is actually VL?

    SW_DVD5_Office_Professional_Plus_2016_64Bit_English_MLF_X20-42432.ISO

    @abbodi1406
    @nova-s

    Could you please help me with this?

    TIA ;)
     
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  7. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    #8 Earthnet, Jun 21, 2018
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    @abbodi1406 -

    Thanks for your reply.

    Have a few questions...

    1) This is a new OEM Dell system, so how would I get the Win 10 Pro Key?
    2) The article relates to earlier versions of Windows, not Windows 10.
    3) What activator should I use for Office 2016 - please provide the link.
    4) Has anyone been able to successfully activate Professional Plus 2016 on Windows 10 Pro?

    Thanks again,

    EN :)
     
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  8. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Senior Member

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    1.An entirely different topic,if you want pro then check win 10 section.
    2.Have you tried commands listed by abbodi,do that first.
    3.Why this question at all,kms_vl_all by abbodi.
    4.Again obvious answer,if it was not possible abbodi would have told you that in his 1st reply.
     
  9. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    #10 Earthnet, Jun 21, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
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    We are all human and just want to be sure. I really appreciate all the effort and suggestions.
    Have to backup this system first before proceeding.

    EN :)
     
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  10. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    I see
    better safe than sorry, don't rebuild tokens for now :)

    which Office did you install? volume MSI or retail C2R?
    a few screenshoots of error and activation check would be helpful

    also, you can try and enable debug mode in KMS_VL_ALL.cmd and post the log
     
  11. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    @abbodi1406 -

    I decided to reimage the W10 Pro system and start from scratch.
    How can I tell, without installing, what version of Professional Plus it is, as you had requested above?

    Thanks.
     
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  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    What type of file is your Office Installer and what's the name?
     
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  13. Earthnet

    Earthnet MDL Novice

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    @s1ave77 -

    All I know is this:

    SW_DVD5_Office_Professional_Plus_2016_64Bit_English_MLF_X20-42432.ISO - Size is 997,179,392.

    How do you decipher this, lol?

    :)
     
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  14. s1ave77

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