How to change CMID?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by venu, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

    Oct 16, 2009
    #1 venu, Sep 29, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
    I have legit access to an office 2010 kms host key. AFAIK, this key needs at least 5 unique clients to attempt activation against the host before any client can get activated. I also read somewhere, the kms host checks the CMID to determine whether the client is unique.

    Now, problem is I don't have 5 machines, at best I have 3.

    Qn. 1- How can I change CMID so the host will think its a different machine activating when actually it isn't? Is it even possible?

    Qn. 2- What determines CMID? Will reinstalling office or, say, reinstalling windows change the office kms CMID?
  2. DiGiBoY

    DiGiBoY Guest

    A rearm would change CMID.
    A reinstallation changes that too.

    You can have infinite number of rearms by backing up OSPP registry key, and rearming and then restoring the original registry key.