Office 2010/13 with Vmware

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  1. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    I just need some advice on this.

    I have a vm image(W7/W2008/W2012) set with Bios ROM in the vmx file as OEM. These vm images I can move around on to any computer and I have no activation issues.

    My request is from you is, what would be the best way to use Office 2010 or 2013 with these images to have activation intact.

    I move these vm images around different brands of computers. Currently I'm using Office 2007 which has the static activation.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tito

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    Activate by CODY's toolkit and install AutoKMS or KMS Server Service.
     
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  3. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I will give it a try.

    BTW, something I didn't tell you is that the vm images I have being reused over and over again. I zip them once everything is installed. Then I use them on when ever I need them to run, this can be on different PC's.

    Do you think the activation done by AutoKMS or KMS Server Service will remain MS Office activated regardless of the time I created the vm. Basically I need to use these image at least couple of years on regular basis for lab and training purpose.
     
  4. LostED

    LostED MDL MIRROR Hardlink

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    cant zip the time :p

    kms activation must redo every 180days
     
  5. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    Aha.. That means the activation I will have to do with CODY's toolkit is no use.

    Does this means, when ever I start a vm after unzipping, I will have to activate, so that activation will last for 180 days? Please confirm.

    Thanks
     
  6. Tito

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    I have advised you to use AutoKMS or KMS Server Service which will automatically renew the activation.
     
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  7. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot. I was bit confised LostEd's reply.

    I will give it a shot with AutoKMS. Hope this will solve my problem
     
  8. EFA11

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    if you use autokms, be sure to add an exception to your AV, such as defender or whatever it is you are using so it doesn't send it to a vault or whatever.

    c:\windows\autokms\autokms.exe is the file to add to exceptions in your AV rules.
     
  9. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    That's a very valuable tip. Thanks a lot and I will exclude autokms from AV
     
  10. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    One quick question; how would I uninstall the AutoKMS once installed?
    I can not see it listed in the programs and features
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Uninstall it via the toolkit :D.
     
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  12. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    When I run the tool there is no GUI popping up. However, after running the tool, which I suppose runs in the background, MS Office says activated. So, my feeling is that the tool has activated the MS Office silently.

    Does the uninstallation has to be done in command line? OR Am I missing something radically?
     
  13. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #13 s1ave77, Jun 5, 2013
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    In case you installed AutoKMS with Microsoft Toolkit from CODYQX4, you´ll have to uninstall it same way.

    BTW: Uninstalling means deleting C:\Windows\AutoKMS\ and one entry in Task Scheduler Library with the same name.
     
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  14. EFA11

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    where you clicked to install the Autokms, right next to it. click uninstall
     
  15. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    I'm sorry if I'm bugging here.

    I guess the AutoKMS I downloaded is not the one you are talking about.

    One I downloaded from the Internet is just one file. File version says 6.2. And when I double click on it, it does not do anything. But, I could see that there is some activity happening in the task manager processors.

    BTW, there is no C:\Windows\AutoKMS\ folder created after double clicking on the AutoKMS.exe file

    Could you please point me to the correct AutoKMS?
     
  16. Tito

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  17. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I will get that and check it out
     
  18. latidell

    latidell MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys. It did work for me.
     
  19. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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