How to recognize a volume version from a retail version of Office 2010?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by perfection, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. perfection

    perfection MDL Novice

    Jun 17, 2010
    CASE 1
    If I have a version of MS office 2010 on a DVD (before installation to HDD) how do i know whether it is volume or retail?

    Case 2
    If i have alreday installed MS offcie 2010 how do i know what lisence type it is?

  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
  3. tuvi123

    tuvi123 MDL Addicted

    Jul 29, 2009
    #3 tuvi123, Jun 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

    CASE 1:
    A- Open the dvd (or iso file) and if you a folder named "ProPlus.WW" then it's a VL copy, if you have a folder named "ProPlusr.WW" then it's a retail copy ("r" stands for retail).
    B- You can run setup.exe and check the EULAID and then close setup, if you have VL in the EULAID then it's a VL copy (ex EULAID:O14_RTM_VL.1_RTM), if not (or CLT/RT or twice RTM) then its retail.
    C- if the setup asks for serial then it's retail, if not - it's VL.

    CASE 2:
    A- Run this command on cmd:
    cscript "%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" /dstatus
    for 32bit office on 64bit os - run this instead:
    cscript "%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" /dstatus
    check out license name & description output.
    B- again you can check the eulaid in - file>help>license agreements
    C- you can use regedit and goto office key and check if you have VL license installed etc..
  4. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Senior Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    #4 MrChris, Mar 20, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Sorry to bring revive an old post but I have the same question and figured I am saving 3 bytes of space on the MDL server. lol. In midst of searching for basically the same question as in 1st post. If there is no key installed the output of "cscript /nologo ospp.vbs /dstatus" is
    <No installed product keys detected>
    which does not tell you if its VOL or RETAIL, So that begs the question if office is installed but not activated or doesnt have a key installed how can I tell if its VOL or RETAIL that is installed from a command line or registry?


  5. Robb of SOCAL

    Robb of SOCAL MDL Novice

    Jun 29, 2011
    #5 Robb of SOCAL, Jun 22, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
    Activating Office 2010 - Standard - Retail

    If you use ProduKey, it will show the current key.

    WinKeyFinder did not when I checked for my installed Office 2010 - Standard - Retail.

    I have had no success in activation with either KMSpico 2.2.1 or 2.2.2 , or the Windows Loader 2.2.1 both of them from links posted at MDL.

    Has anyone had success with activating the Standard - Retail editions?

    So, if Retail editions require MAK servers, will either of the above apps work?
  6. lantern

    lantern MDL Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    convert to vl edition first,then use any kms tool.
    or use lucky retail key.