I don't know if this will help your situation, but I can say that I saw exactly what you were describing, and if you enter the key during the actual install, it appears to work. I will run over everything later today, once again thank you all for the help so far. Even though this article is for an earlier version of Office, the information also applies to Office 2016. The reson it is a. If the Windows system already has a product key, using the below command will silently replace the old product key with the one you provide. So far this is the best information I've found on this specific issue. After Office is activated, no re-activation is required unless the hardware changes significantly.
There are two methods that will help you easily change the product key and activate. To and reset it back to 30 days remaining, you can use the following command. Just follow these steps: Launch the Start Menu and type in command prompt or cmd so that it shows up on your start menu search list. Do let us know about the results. . The activation window, activation was blank the error was gone. Since it is difficult to tell exact steps from this thread, here is our repro and workaround.
We have several bugs opened and are working through these. This option is really designed to prevent the key from being stolen by malware, if malware running on the current system gains access to the registry. How do I solve this issue please. I ran into the same issue on 2 of my 2019 servers. This no longer seems to work on Windows 10, which is anyway. I need to Automate the Setup prosses after Windows is installed. I put the old Hard drive into the new laptop which had a licenced operating system.
We have several bugs opened and are working through these. Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run As Administrator. This is still an issue after the live release of 2019, October 3rd. Step 6 is the workaround. You can also change your product key from the Activation screen in the Settings app, but this command lets you do it from the command line. So I followed Gregory's advice above and reinstalled, this time putting in the key as part of the install job. For example, Windows 7 offers a 30-day trial period before it begins complaining at you.
But let's say the product key is captured into the variable %prodkey%. I was able to follow step 6 and use slmgr to activate Windows as of 2-5-19. Hi Folks, We apologize for the frustration this has been causing. I wiped them out and this time entered the key during install, and it successfully activated. The key from the older version will not activate the newer version.
I need to Automate the Setup prosses after Windows is installed. To remove the license and the key all together type: slmgr. Hi Kevin, You may uninstall the product key license using the command line and reinstall it back with the command line and check if it works. To remove uninstall the current product key, run the following command and then restart your computer: slmgr. I don't know what the commands would be to capture the product key into a variable.
I don't know what the commands would be to capture the product key into a variable. So why that same exact thing doesnt work here is just crazy. I didn't bother running a wireshark or anything to see what kind of response I was getting when trying to activate from Settings. View Activation, License, and Expiration Date Information To display very basic license and activation information about the current system, run the following command. If i reenter the serial, the activation fails too. I just wish it would let me sign into my Microsoft account somewhere or at least let me Activate it using the Standard key that was given to everyone.
Even though this article is for an earlier version of Office, the information also applies to Office 2016. This allows you to activate Windows systems without Internet connections. So far, I haven't got the Activation logo after 24 hours straight running. For example, the first command below applies to the current computer, while the second one will be run on a remote computer. I have not gotten around to trying the in-place upgrade yet. That is entirely a guess on my part.