Mac Office 2016 Activation
On the next screen, choose an appearance for your Office installation, select Continue, and then select the Start Using Word button to open the app and complete the Office 2016 for Mac activation.
Mac office 2016 activation
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You can get more detailed information about the type and status of MS Office activation using the ospp.vbs command-line tool (this is a VBS script that is installed on your computer along with MS Office).
The license type is specified in the LICENSE NAME string. In this example, this is Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition. It means you have a volume licensed version of MS Office 2016 ProPlus installed on your computer.
enum LicensestatusUnlicensed = 0Licensed = 1Out_Of_Box_Grace_Period = 2Out_Of_Tolerance_Grace_Period = 3Non_Genuine_Grace_Period = 4Notification = 5Extended_Grace = 6Get-CimInstance -ClassName SoftwareLicensingProduct where $_.name -like "*office*" select Name, ApplicationId, @N='LicenseStatus'; E=[LicenseStatus]$_.LicenseStatus
In an Active Directory domain, you can get the activation status of Office on remote computers using a simple PowerShell script. You can create a list of active computers in a specific OU by using the Get-ADComputer cmdlet from the PowerShell Active Directory module. Then you can query the activation status of Microsoft Office licenses for each of them.
Once you have installed Microsoft Office 2016 / 2019 / 2021, you can validate that your license has been activated by following these steps:(Note: The screen shots below were taken in MS Office Word, but the process is similar in all Office programs.)
I had an older computer also, which had Office 14 (2010) on it, and my instructions above worked for that one too, just changing "Office15" to "Office14". I haven't tried this on Office16 (2016). Hopefully it's finally fixed.
This article features current and previous direct download links for current and previous versions of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. Microsoft still provides all previous versions of Office 2016 for Mac on their own servers.
Should you want to use Office 2016 permanently, and don't own a product key yet, you can order it from an online store such as Amazon or eBay. As with all other Microsoft Office versions, the language of the key purchase has no effect on the activation. It can activate all language editions. Here are some links to purchase Office 2016.
Check out the Installation notes at the end of this article for answers to common questions, and then sign in to your account to get started. If you've already tried to install or activate Office 2016 for Mac, but weren't successful, check that your Mac meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements at System requirements for Office, or see What to try if you can't install or activate Office 2016 for Mac.
Yes, you can install and use Office 2016 for Mac and Office for Mac 2011 at the same time. However, we recommend that you uninstall Office for Mac 2011 before you install the new version just to prevent any confusion.
This document shows how to convert Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 2016, or Microsoft Office 2019 to and from KMS activation and MAK activation, as well as help determine which activation type is currently in use. These activations are available for faculty and staff using departmental machines. Please note that only Office Pro Plus can use KMS or MAK activation. Other editions are not compatible.
These instructions only apply to machines running Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, or 10. Machines running macOS do not use KMS or MAK activation. Instead, the Microsoft Volume License Serializer is run on a machine to create its own unique license file. This serializer can be found on the Campus Software Library under the section for Microsoft software.
In a command-line install, $USER will be the user running the installer command, and this will likely be root. But this is a side detail. Remember the earlier point about installations not necessarily being performed while a user is logged in? Here is what we see in /var/log/install.log if we invoke the installer while no user is logged in, via SSH, using a command like installer -pkg /path/to/Office2016.pkg -tgt /:
The last line, FAILED TO establish the default connection to the WindowServer, _CGSDefaultConnection() is NULL, tells us that the application being run by the com.microsoft.pkg.licensing.volume package, Microsoft Office Setup Assistant, is an application that assumes it will be able to access a GUI login session, despite it not actually having any window elements that are normally shown to the user. If you run the Office 2016 installer normally in a GUI installer, you may notice this item bounce up in the dock ever so briefly in order to validate and write out a license file to disk. But in an automated installation at the loginwindow, this process starts and then stalls forever, with a process you can find yourself from running ps auxwww, a line which looks like:
Oh, but this is not even the only issue with the Office 2016 installer. There is also an auto-update daemon that Microsoft adds to the LaunchServices database using an undocumented -register flag to the lsregister binary. This command is also run using sudo -u $USER, but only if not doing a command line install. It looks like the install script is trying to do the right thing by not doing some user-specific tasks (this lsregister command performs a change to the LaunchServices database for the user running the command) during a CLI install, however if this auto-update daemon is not manually registered in LaunchServices, the user will see a confusing dialog the first time they open any Office application and it checks for updates (as it does by default):
Microsoft has put out the free download of Office 2016 for Mac public preview, without any Office 365 subscription required. The new software includes support for Retina displays, iCloud syncing, and looks like the versions of Office currently available on Windows and mobile.
In this article, we will discuss the basics of MS Office KMS activation (this guide applies to the volume editions of Office 2021, 2019, and 2016, including Project and Visio). This takes place after you have to install and activate the KMS (Key Management Service) host on Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2.
Note. This guide applies only for Microsoft Office 2021/2019/2016 under volume license excluding Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (ex- Office 365 ProPlus). This MS Office version is subscription-based and can be activated online only.
To activate Microsoft Office, you need to install an appropriate Office Volume License Pack, and KMS host key for each MS Office version you want to use (unlike Windows KMS client activation, where the newest KMS Host key can activate older versions of Windows).
You need to run the downloaded file (office2016volumelicensepack_4324-1002_en-us_x64.exe, office2019volumelicensepack_x64.exe, or Office2021VolumeLicensePack_x64.exe) as an administrator on your KMS server. The installer contains new KMS host license files. These license files allow your KMS host service to recognize KMS Host keys for Office, Project, and Visio. The activation files update script will be launched.
During the installation, the Volume Activation Tool windows will appear. You can choose one of the following activation methods: using the Active Directory (ADBA activation), or with the KMS host.
Select the activation method by either using a phone or online. During the initial stage, provide a direct Internet connection on your server. Or you should activate your KMS server by phone. To run the Windows phone activation wizard run the command:slui.exe 4
After you activated your Office KMS server, the window with your current KMS configuration will appear;
There must appear Name:Office 16, VOLUME_KMS_channel. Name:Office 19, Office19KMSHost2019VL_KMS_Host, or Name:Office 21, VOLUME_KMSCLIEN_channel in the list of products with Licensed status;
Close the Volume Activation Tools. After this Software Protection Service will be restarted with a new configuration.
By default, the Software Protection Service that performs the KMS activation listens on TCP port 1688. You can enable an incoming Windows Defender firewall rules rule that allows clients to access the KMS server using the PowerShell command:
If you want to use Active Directory-Based Activation, you need to choose this option in your Volume Activation Tools wizard (you can use the ADBA activation for the clients running Windows 11/10/8.1 or Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016/2019/2022).
The activation period is 180 days. The reactivation period is 7 days after which the activation period is being reset back to 180 days. If your computer cannot connect to the KMS server within 180 days, your copy of Office switches to 30-day evaluation mode.
If during client activation you are facing an error 0xC004F074, this is a known problem that does not yet have a normal solution except for re-installing KMS on Windows Server 2012 R2 or creating a separate KMS for Office 2016 only. 350c69d7ab