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NOTE: THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT WORK FOR ANY MICROSOFT AZURE DEV TOOLS DOWNLOADS.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A NEW PC AND OFFICE / OFFICE TRIAL IS ALREADY INSTALLED, YOU MUST REMOVE FIRST BEFORE INSTALLING ANY OFFICE DOWNLOADED FROM MCCA.

  • Getting an Activation Window?  Then you installed the SEASnet MCCA Office download on a PC with an existing version of Office.  See Below for fix ***

 

OFFICE ACTIVATION

The following instructions are for forcing a manual activation of MS Office and Windows software available through the HSSEAS MCCA subscription.  These steps should only be taken in the event that you have problems with the automatic activation.  Also, you must be connected to the campus network during this process so if you are off-campus, please connect to the campus network via VPN and then follow the instructions.

To open a command prompt as a Administrator:

  • Win7 – Click Start / Click All Programs / Click Accessories folder / Right Click “command prompt” / Click “Run as Administrator”
  • Win8, Win8.1, Win10 – from Desktop hit <Windows Key> and <x> together / Click on the item “Command Prompt (Administrator)

How to Manually Activate Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, or Server 2012

1) Log into the machine with an account that has administrative privileges – the Administrator.

2) Open a Command Prompt window as Administrator. Press the START icon, in the box type CMD.  A window will open showing CMD at the top.  Right click on CMD and choose ‘Run as administrator’ from the menu.  Please be sure that the word ‘Administrator’ appears in the title bar of the window.  The example screen shot below is from Windows 8.1; in Windows 7 it will look like this:

Administrator: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe    or    Administrator: Command Prompt

At Command Prompt window, verify that the current directory is C:\Windows\System32. If it is not, type

CD \Windows\System32   and then press Enter.

3) Type the following command:

cscript slmgr.vbs /skms kms.softwarecentral.ucla.edu

and then press Enter.

This command sets the Campus KMS Server

4) Type the following command:

cscript slmgr.vbs /ato     and then press Enter.

  This command activates Windows

5) Close the Command Prompt window.

How to Manually Activate Microsoft Office (2010, 2013 or 2016)

1) Open a Command Prompt window “As Administrator” and go to Office folder in your computer (see step 1 above for directions if needed). The command below assumes that you installed Office in the default location.

2) Type the following command, depending on your version of Office:

Office 2010:

cd c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

Note: If you installed the 32-bit version of Office on a 64-bit system, use this command instead:

cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

Office 2013:

cd c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15

Note: If you installed the 32-bit version of Office on a 64-bit system, use this command instead:

cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15

Office 2016:

cd c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

Note: If you installed the 32-bit version of Office on a 64-bit system, use this command instead:

cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16

3) Type the following command:

cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms.softwarecentral.ucla.edu

and press Enter.

4) Type the following command:

cscript ospp.vbs /act

and press Enter.  You should see “Activation Successful”

5) Close the command prompt window.

** If when copying the above scripts they are not recognized by Windows, please try changing directories to each sub-directory one at a time:

Example:  cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15 would be done as:

cd “Program Files (x86)”

cd “Microsoft Office”

cd “Office15

Then run the cscript as listed above.

 

 ** If you have any issues running these scripts, please don’t hesitate to contact the SEASnet Help Desk at or 310-206-6864

*** Activation Window appearing, see below fix

  • Steps to correct the Office Activation Window
    • Remove the installed Microsoft Office programs downloaded from  MCCA / Reboot
    • Remove all remaining Office Installs / Reboot
    • Run the Uninstall Support Tool (Option 2) to ensure Office is fully removed from your computer / Reboot
    • This Tool will be required to be run several times until you’re required to REBOOT.  Once you reboot run the program again and REBOOT.  Run again to ensure Office is removed
  • Once Office is completely removed
    • Re-install the Microsoft Office downloaded from MCCA
    • Run the office activation scripts
    • Test any Office Program