Office 2016 VL to Retail??

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  1. xtcrefugee

    xtcrefugee MDL Novice

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    #21 xtcrefugee, Oct 12, 2015
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    That command isn't working (I'm on Windows 7 by the way), it from command prompt it returns:
    Code:
    ERROR:
    Description = Invalid query
    From PowerShell:
    Code:
    The term 'ApplicationID=0ff1ce15-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
     
  2. xinso

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    #22 xinso, Oct 12, 2015
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    Ah, Windows 7. Sorry, I thought it was Windows 10.

    Abbodys instruction is quite alright.

    Please wait...
     
  3. abbodi1406

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    #23 abbodi1406, Oct 12, 2015
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    Leave PowerShell out of discussion, all commands are through CMD :D

    replace SoftwareLicensingProduct with OfficeSoftwareProtectionProduct and see if command works
     
  4. xtcrefugee

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    #24 xtcrefugee, Oct 12, 2015
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    It still returns "Invalid query" :(

    Code:
    C:\Users\<snip>\Desktop>wmic path OfficeSoftwareProtectionProduct get Name |
     findstr /i Office
    Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_MAK edition
    Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
    
    C:\Users\<snip>\Desktop>wmic path OfficeSoftwareProtectionProduct  where (Ap
    plicationID='0ff1ce15-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663' and PartialProductKey!=NULL)
    get ID,LicenseStatus,Name,PartialProductKey,ProductKeyChannel /format:list
    Node - <snip>
    ERROR:
    Description = Invalid query
     
  5. xinso

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    #25 xinso, Oct 12, 2015
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    OK. Windows 7 + Office 2016 VLSC converted to Retail.

    Please keep in touch with Abbody. I will re-produce your situation right away.

    Windows 7 x64? And Office 2016? x64 or x86?
     
  6. abbodi1406

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    #26 abbodi1406, Oct 12, 2015
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    How about?
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    wmic path OfficeSoftwareProtectionProduct  where (ApplicationID='0ff1ce15-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663' and PartialProductKey!=NULL) get ID,LicenseStatus,Name,PartialProductKey /format:list
     
  7. xtcrefugee

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    #27 xtcrefugee, Oct 12, 2015
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    That works, it returns:
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    ID=d450596f-894d-49e0-966a-fd39ed4c4c64
    LicenseStatus=2
    Name=Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
    PartialProductKey=WFG99
    @xinso Windows 7 x64 with Office 2016 ProPlus x86, attempting to convert MSI VLSC to retail.
     
  8. xinso

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    #28 xinso, Oct 12, 2015
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    You have got Volume:GVLK key installed, and it was not activated.

    Please uninstall KMS tool if present, and re-install Retail key and activate.

    (Sorry, I have been long time away from Windows 7.)

    OK, Windows 7 applied. See you later.

    I installed the x86 Windows 7! (It is OK though.)

    Please keep in touch with Abbody. I am but a volunteer helper.

    Did you re-installed Retail key yet?

    Ok. This is Office 2016 Volume x86 I just installed.

    Code:
    ID=d450596f-894d-49e0-966a-fd39ed4c4c64
    LicenseStatus=2
    Name=Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
    PartialProductKey=WFG99
    Please wait me install Display driver...
     
  9. xtcrefugee

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    #29 xtcrefugee, Oct 12, 2015
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    I've not got KMS tool (or any other activation tool) installed, but I think installing the licenses is where this is failing.

    I ran cleanospp again:
    Code:
    Found 2 SKUs installed.
    Found 1 keys for SKU ID : {D450596F-894D-49E0-966A-FD39ED4C4C64}Number of Keys U
    ninstalled = 1
    
    Found 9 licenses to install.
    Number of Licenses Uninstalled = 9
    Then rebooted, then installed the licenses in order from Abbodi's post (each returned "installed successfully") and rebooted again.

    Tried running wmic again:
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    C:\Users\<snip>\Desktop>wmic path OfficeSoftwareProtectionProduct get Name | findstr /i Office
    No Instance(s) Available.
    So the licenses are not being picked up for some reason, even though "cscript //Nologo %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc <license>" says it's successful.
     
  10. xinso

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    #30 xinso, Oct 12, 2015
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    Do not panic. Calm down and listen to me please.
    What key type is your office 2016 ProPlus?

    MSDNR_Retail or Retail.
     
  11. xtcrefugee

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    It's from HUP, so normal retail I think. Project and Visio are from dreamspark, so those are retail too I think.
     
  12. xinso

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    Oh... HUP.

    Did you successfully try to install it? (I thiink this is the problem. HUP is new.)
     
  13. xtcrefugee

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    I installed the regular retail C2R and it activated correctly. I've since removed that and installed the MSI VL version as I really don't want C2R.
     
  14. xinso

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    #34 xinso, Oct 12, 2015
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    Oh, I see.

    Then please re-install these certificates and then key:

    ProPlusMSDNR_Retail-pl.xrm-ms
    ProPlusMSDNR_Retail-ppd.xrm-ms
    ProPlusMSDNR_Retail-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    ProPlusMSDNR_Retail-ul-phn.xrm-ms

    ProPlusR_Retail-pl.xrm-ms
    ProPlusR_Retail-ppd.xrm-ms
    ProPlusR_Retail-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    ProPlusR_Retail-ul-phn.xrm-ms
     
  15. xtcrefugee

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    I still get "No Instance(s) Available." from wmic. Is the problem with the slmgr.vbs /ilc command maybe? Is slmgr only for volume activation and I need another method for retail licenses?
     
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    #36 xinso, Oct 12, 2015
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    #37 xtcrefugee, Oct 12, 2015
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    Excellent, using OSPP worked! :D

    I tried it just before you added the bit about installing the key, and in that case it once again started "configuring" and reinstalled the VL licenses (although the retail ones were there too), and it would not accept my retail key through the GUI. But after going through it all again (I did use cleanospp, will I have removed licenses other than Office using that?) and entering the keys via OSPP, I then got the "activate online" window as expected and it all worked (same for Visio and Project). Thanks!

    xinso and abbodi1406 if you PM me a PayPal address I'll buy you a beer :worthy:

    -edit-
    Just confirmed it's picking up updates from Microsoft Update too, so all's working as expected.
     
  18. l2p2c2

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    Im trying to understand what you guys just did, because it is not really clear to me...

    I'm on a windows 10 PC and installed office 2016 C2R (x64) with a legit key from Microsoft HUP (so Retail key).
    What i really want to do is install the msi version of office 2016 (x64), but activate with my Retail license key.

    If i understand correctly, you managed to do this? Is it possible to guide me step by step through that process?
     
  19. xtcrefugee

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    #39 xtcrefugee, Oct 13, 2015
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    #40 abbodi1406, Oct 13, 2015
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    Office on Windows10 uses system SPP licensing, meaning he'll need to use slmgr.vbs to install office licenses

    from Licenses folder, open command prompt as administrator, and execute:
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    for %i in ("*.xrm-ms") do (call cscript //Nologo %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc %i)